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 ?/.,';���#���  G E. Macdonald & Co.  Wellington and Comox coal. Any  quantity froin'a 100-lb. ton llXMou order  Ton-<I,k-tonJ3.1B.K-ton J1.75.  Bunkers-Foot of Abboti street; telephone 200.   Up-town Offlee-  612 Hastings St. West  ;    ���l'honeaiO.  ;,��� COLONIAL/HOTEL.-'  Corner Granville und 'Drake streets.  Choice mcnls, pleufunt rooms, all conveniences, hoi unit cold hull's, billiard  mid pixil pnrlor, best sleeked bur. Near-  est hotel tu nil liuliiclrius on raise Creek  mid C. P. it. Kiiop_.. Untes, $1 a clay  ?l.;J0 nu'Quli.   T. *j. llLian, proprietor.  VOL.1.  VANCOUVER, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, LhOO  NO. 26.  \U  PRESIDENT RALPH SMITH'S  ADDRESS.  The Trades and Labor Congress of  ihe Dominion of ���Canada opened In Ot-  .'."-tawa. on Tuesday. President Ralph  Smith (M. it. A. for British Columbia)  delivered the <opening address as follows: ..- ... /,''"' ?'?"-,-  , Fellow- ,Workers ���lit gives 'me much  Y jpleosiire to again meet the representatives of the several' labor organizations'of this broad Dominion at this,  the Sixteenth  Annual* Session  of  our  ��� Congress.  '"' In giving a ehort review of the work  done, during the past year.'I must say  ' Ythat We are again taught the necessity tor determined and persistent ef-  ?YXort, as the work of the amelioration  of the masses is not brought about by  any other method'than the continuous  Imt slow evolution that always char-  ' .ueteristes the. principle of every true  and;permanent reform, and it is important that this fact should be known  ���to us, lest we. become discouraged by a  mistaken notion mat because the remedy Is "not immediate our work is ''.not  successful.    ���? .���'���'..".'������  I am more than ever convinced that  this body, la exercising an Influence for  good wlilch is permanent and' far-  ueacliing.and in my .'opinion'.this result  is  accomplished entirely   by   the  am-  ;-ount of intelligence and fairness with  ,' ���iv-Hifcii we make our demands; we  oucht to remember the eyes of the  world are upon us, some expecting, yea,  .^���hoping, .that we will ��� .adopt, methods  that will not reeblvo the sanction of  the' intelligent  public,  and thus' deter  ,--..' the progress of our.:work.     .���>.������.-';'.���:'  ....  The economist and the-statesman",especially    are- watching" us,   they  are  ;' passing judgment on our,methods,;and  1 -desire, to remind .you that. they, .will  judge, the great .movement^.of .Trades?  Unionism, riot by its results In'Imprbyf  ing the position of any?particular see-  >" tion of.w.orkmen ataiiy particular time  but by its effect on the' permanent-effl-  ���'. cieney of the-nalaiin.   '    .;-.'   '������?'���'-'  *     If any of the methods of our Trades  ��� "Unionism result in the choice of less  ���eflicient": factors, of production than  would otherwise": have been> used; if  they compel  tho adoption>,of a lower  ; type of organiKation than would have  ;.;prevalled.?without.;them;^ahd..e8pecIal-  ���lyiT they tendfcollessen the capacity or  Y.degrade the bharacter.of either, manual  ?~or'bralri~w-brkei_s;"'*U^  ���Unionism;  however;- advantageous:!?it  ? may eeem''^^ to|'pafticularYsectlons?'"of  workmen. Will stand condemned.,?    "  Y? iBut if,_it promotesjthe.:selection.'of  the iiiostefTicierit factors of production,  whether   capital,   brain,or labor;, and  Yli rings these ; factors - Into a better qr-  '���ganlzation; thereoy increasing-the . ac-  ;.-. iivltles^ancr.-; improving  the  character  ���of all,; It must   then, be? approved by  /���these, critics; this is ���what we. claim for  : It" and are. trying constantly to demoii-  . .strate  In every   ?en.ort?of,.? the- great'  movement.  ?;: ;;,Thi3 Congress is the NationalUnion-  "of'Canada, and If It did nothing?more  than   bring .^together once  a year., th*  ; representatives of labor?   froni    every  .-jpart of,the Dominion It,would!be.worth  ihe cost, but'jt has done and Is doing  ? more than thls;?as Iwllpshprtly point  -out; just, here,  however,  allow  me.to  Y say. that if any method can be adopted,  to extend the "'.Influence andi iisefillness  .'?-Ait the? .National ..Onion,  It would?be  Y-vriscY to ; do so; this' in my opinion,  should; be :a matter for discussion, so  tha.^ we. might arrive.at some general  agreement as to the?lmportanceof ex-  ���tending ^ the" work of?the-."Congress.   1  1 consider, /however,; that we are making  .steady growth, and the fruits of ! our  -work  are .to -be seen ?more'. and'- more  ''���.'^���ythe'jriti^-uction-l.or/a'fewYyerj'ilm-  ?i)prtant principles niready.op'err.ted by  Yliie Dominions Governments   Hon.-Mr.  : Mulock's  resbiutlori -de termining: - thai  ..jill Goyernmen .���contracts should contain 'such ,r cpridl tlons ; as ?s^^  ? abuses arising out -of subletting of?the  same, arid to secure the payment of  standard Wages of the district where  the work is carried on Is very, satisfactory, and for the carrying out of this  resolution the Government have shown  ���their good faith by appointing ou'r respected friend, D. J. O'Donoghue,  the  ^commissioner-to=see'tb=Uie"enforcementr  '������or--! this] matter. AVe are aware also  that the Government has passed a Conciliation and Arbitration Act. a step at  least in the direction of labor reform,  nml associated with this bill is provision for the Incorporation of Trades  . Unions, nnd the ��� monthly publication  nf a Labor Gazette,; which will contain matter of supreme?Importance to  the labor movement, and-'whilst'lt does  not go the distance that manywould  , desire. It Is our duly as honest men to  appreciate the step taken, as It .'undoubtedly Is the Initiation of a prlncl-  1>li', thnt experience and new conditions  will iiineinl In a'.very short time. .  Again we have tlle fact that the Gov-  ' enii'iiint gnve Its hearty 'approval to  Ihe Union Label Bill-In fact, twice.  tin; llom-v of Commons has supported  the measure and twice an irresponsible  body hus rejected the snme. The Gov-,  eminent has? shown Its disposition  rgaln with regard' to the Alien Labor  Tilll, the form of this legislation Is not  ,liy nny moans what we desire, yet the  ���Government line shown a desire to assist us In British. Columbia by sending  ������out a commissioner to Investigate our  grievances with regard to the application of this measure, One, thing  more w-hleh gives great 'satisfaction Is  1 lie recognition or our own men In  the' carrying out,of: these, matters in'  the interests of Iabor'?iPor,Immigration  '.^vork.'.Tve had the '-'appointment) ofiMr,  Alf. Jury; for enforcing the fair wage  resolution, we had the appointment of  our old.rfiend, D. J. O'Donoghue; and  for the settlement of labor disputes in  Hritlsh Columbia, we had the appointment of Air,  Bremner,    a   gentleman  whose character and moderation is a  complete guarantee that labor will not  be disgraced by foolhardy actions, but  assisted immensely by his reasonable  firmness in dealing with, disputed matters. The old-time' question and  grievance had received some recognition at the hands' of the Government.  I mean the Chinese Immigration Question. As youare aware, they have increased the .taxYon,;these people from  fifty to one. hundred dollars. I do not  think this will accomplish':'much goodi  but will serve only-' to ." Increase the  bonds of "those". Chinese whose, admission fee Is paid by; the Chinese Companies,* and as this has to be returned  put of ��� their wages, it only enslaves  them for, a longer period. .-���'__ understand' .'however;-: that, the Government  Intends to form a '"commission;to ��� inquire , into- -this .-.question, thoroughly  this fall, which will result in our official  ���presentment of the facte.of this mat-,  ter, which may ibe, and certainly ought:  to;be remedied aXter the real facts and  conditions are presented to the Govern-  ment;?it Is pur duty, however, to keep  pegging,away until the remedy 'is-ap-  plied;J p;This Is ,what_we;must do witli  air bur'grievances,- yet ly think the  members of this Congress -will agree  with me that If the future sessions of  the Dominion Government continue  the good w��rl_ as they, have done,this  last two.sesisons we will be.very.much  nearer, the goal we'are striving for.  The matter of'independent labor representation will have to be finally settled at-this session of the Congress. I  do-not:propose in'this addre_ss?tb, say  much about It; as-I am" "certain the  delegates will be quite prepared to'dls--  cuss .and; decide''the qhestlon.;"  ?I am'?sorry to?remind you again of  the exis:te_ice of ii few serious labor  strikes daring "this yeai-Y and "again we  are especially reminded, of bhe'difll-  culty;,whlcii.'hias lasted:for?18 months.  I refer to the London Tramway strike;  and; as fax as J have been able to follow; the affair jt has done'eredit to the  members of the union, as?they have  certainly had the moral support of the  people In.theirstruggle.? ,.-, ���  iReeently we have had a strike on the  "Western���'..-.���section'-.,of���������. the C. .P.-;R_;  .which, J was 'glad to notice,; had, the  entire support of the public who were  acquainted .with the facts, and which,  ;IAaih*:hiippy'":;tb.'say,',: has /terminated:  favorably? to \ Vne, men's :.aemanclsY?. ^; -;;,  YfWre;?hav^^ aiso.-had very'seribus"'"strike  brijihe ^F^ser'rlver^ir cb'nri'&'tlori'JSvftfi'  the' fishing''? ind^try,vandV;altiiough the  orisinal demands of'"the-'union 'fisher-'  mein w-erenot: conceded, yet, through  the Interposition/of the LaborCommis-  slon'er,' ^Ir.., Brernner,.,' a"; :reasonably.  soo'd'" settlemnet ? was /arrived ,'at.. ���������'���.'. In  connection With this partlouiar Industry. I expect,the British Columbia dele-  ga tes, wll I lay before you - Important' resolutions .. to '...present - to the. Dominion  authorities' affecting exlstlng?eylls.' .'���'  ;, I hope the deliberations of this. Congress i will ��� be 'carefully .thought out and  prSBented "ivith": good feeling towards  each'-otherY..: >??-? ���-���''���.'.;.?i?���?.?   .���.??'????''  In conclusion, I desire; to thank'? the"  members, of the' Congress for electing  me. to the honorable position of .President for, twovyears,-. and, although I  havev.notYbeeri' in? ii position to' assist  your Executive?officers tb the'extent  that I would have, liked; I have nevertheless endeavored) vto bring my Inlluence ;tb bear upon "certain*"of Ilia .au-  thbrltles.'w'lth beiieficiai results. ."���_?.; ;i  Hoping that the work or this Congress: .will.be 'abundantly successful,,il  am, gentlemen, yours obediently,   'A;  Y- '.*-?���?-?���?., Y-* YRAIiPH S1IITH.   ? , ���  President..,  GALVESTON, TEXAS.  If MIORIAM.  The secretary? at the Y last .regular,  meeting of the Mainland^Steamship-  men's union held?on Sunday? night in  the K. of P. hall, reported'/the'dernlse  of j.MIss ���'���;.'Ophelia Sophia' -YWright,  nurse at the City HbspltalYwhb had  coritracted blood poison during,the,dis-  charge of her.duties of an,'administering oTngei,-in earing for the elckYiThis-  noble'���yoiing?]ady?..; had .nursed Ysick  brothers.   She "was kind, generous and  :affectionate=a*t"all"tl_nesr-KvVry"meinb"e"ir  expressed their sincere" regret at the  passing awaj- of, this -gentle'martyr  who had .given up her life 19 alleviate  the sufferings ofhumanlty. The following, was ordered to be inscribed on  the minutes'   1        ,  ,. Hespoctfully  written  in   memoiy of  JIISS   OPHELIA' SOPHIA  WRIGHT,  nnisp, beloved daughtei of Heniy St  John Wright and phpella,: Sophia  AVrlght. and grand-daughter of the late'  Hev. J. Nash; Wright,Y of YlCllleim,  County Cork, Ireland,-who/died at the  City'Hospital, Vancouver, B. C, July  9th. ,11100.  At her post of duty she hath done  what she could. The .Supreme and All-  Wise''Ruler of the universe has seen  (lt to take unto Himself this noble and  kind-hearted young lady.  This resolution is '��� respectfully Inscribed upon the records of this union  to her Illustrious .'memory.' We confidently believe that now tliat she has  crossed the  Great Divide  She beholds the, Master face to face .  ; And sees the triumphs of His Grace.  Perchance when the Inserlbers of this  resolution of .respect halve'passed from  thlswoiidly sphere future members of  this society will shed 'a tear of sympathy tor Ophelia Sophia Wright. "Re-  qulseat In Face. .:_������'. ..:;,,?:.-,?YY--  Mr. .Robt. Todd, a pioneer Journalist  of this province,-, who has returned .to  Vancouver after, an absence of several  years, resided at Galveston, Texas, for  some years. "Bob" dropped in to: see  u-3 a few nights ago, and naturally  enough had a lot to say about the city  that* has? just suffered such a terrible  calamity,; w'h'ich is located on a low-'  iylng' island- 'on the Gulf of. Alexico.  "It- has? a?'population of about .30,000  people," "lie" saidi "and. Is one of; the  greatest commercial marts of .the  South. It? has "splendid :'rail\yay .facll-  Ities'and llrst-class steamers leave that  port for all parts of the .world. . 'Its  people, are enlightened and progressive,  and confidently looked forward to? the  time when It Would rank as.one: of the  leading cities in the United, States. It.  possesses'"a* fine beach tnd excellent  bathing houses, andmariy visitors are  attracted there annually to take a dip  In the.Gulf.j .Visitors, were, .leary of  staying "there on- account of the city  lying'so close to the . water���the',city..  proper being only afew feet above the  \vaters of the Gulf���bu t after staying  a littlewhile gradually became accustomed to the surroundings, and reconciled'.themselves .to the place, when  they learned that Galveston was located ,out of the storm belt." "   .    ':-  "Was It true that.the island was considered free irom' danger bj" the' residents?" as"ked the interviewer.  "Itwas; true in a certain.sense, for  no one could remember: orhad ever  heard of any . storm that . had' , ever  caused any damage to that'particular  spot.";,?-.;'? ''.'. ������'.'���' ''���:. ';���-,  ���"Was 'no precaution .(taken, -to* protect' '-the" city from' .the . "encroaching  waters of the GnlfV!.  ', '?.:"'  . "YesJYstririgent,._laws..i.v\'ere:;,?.enacted  by. ;th'evclty"'"fathers':7t"6' safegiia'rd:~the  city. ; All;- the sand,; stone, brick, lime,  and in fact everything that, had 'to1.be.  used "on itive Island in the building: line,  "was brought into? Galveston from the  mainland., 1 The'vast amount of -mater-,  lal'thiis?imported,'-;.together/^?wlth Jthe  hallast "taken- from ships,',has gradually,  raised the townslte, and in a few years,  if nothing,had .-happened ���_,.the" city proper - would have :beeri raised 'several .feet  h Igher than it 'Is -at the presen t; ti me."  ' "What-'made -.Galveston.so  attrac-  tive?" ;,.,,?:ys ?\ y?.y':, Yy: ;,.;..s?ftYi-4YY  .,,','WeII;';s"she;*.;has;i;ye"ry ;,; fine-;; public  s'eifools;' the';:'dlffe.r'jnE' industries'^furj:  nishlng ]emplb^ment>to.;a*;.lar"ge;"'nuriiJ:  ���berYqffmbh.tgobd^wage-ii.^utVan  irig';mbderite,|an.jagreeable'.ci^  Is "rib' wonder" t'ha.t': she 'attracted thousands of,,people, ?many .of: whom.) located ^here^aria^lielped;-to make this sand-,  bar���as some.;people'c'all it���a prosper���  ous city, and .one of,; the ^leading commercial ports of.;the,'wbrld." Y,v ?*??;  'r.^'VETiat ��� has:: made? Galveston 'attain:  such prominence,as a?shipping point?"  '".Well, there are a.great many differ-':  'ent,;:- reasons;':.'���. First, ? the;;congested  state of.;shrppirig;atNew,;Ori'eans.i'The  "shipowTiers and capitalists had! to look  for? another, suitable place to diandle  the .increasing trafficof the southwest.  Galveston offered'the best facilities,  arid'.'11'.,therefore..crime,'.tb.'.be:"a prominent place..?Then, again, the.'United  States Government '.-has,;' spent many  millions of dollars In'building' jetties  and deepening the,harbor, so that how  the largest-..vessels, afloat can make  portwrtho-ut any- trouble.' lt> Is? the  natural outlet for the'.c'onimerce of the  great southwest.-: You,'can-;form.;some  Ideaiotithe'treriieridousivblume^f business transacted? in'.' .that? section', when I  tell you?that nearly?one,million, and a  half bales of cotton- pass.through- Gal-  vestori ..every year, and is constantly  Increasing. Then there is. the* cotton'  seed,?whlc1i;: wjts-. considered worthless  a,few years ago.. -This seed is'preswed  into cakes" arid: shipped' via Galveston  to. all parts of the world, being,.more  profitable, in fact, than the cotton itself. There are many other important  industries -"-which , seek this outlet to  the commercial world; arid as a rew��|,v-  a large.vblume;,of,snipping, has b"_e.'_i  created'at that /port in a few years,  and it is not surprising that.the city  of Galveston has - experienced' such a  healthy growth, and,was considered  one of the most solid: commercial  centres. In the new south'., The Gnlves-  Aort^News/is-one-of-thfelargest.^bright-^  est and .widely quoted newspapers in  the south, dt takes a battery of eleven  IMergenthalor typesetting machines to  set up- the matter on. this paper.. The  largest printing office in the southwest  Is, locn ted here���The Texas -House���and  finnlshes employment;to a large niim-  bei of people. This speaks loudly of  the enterprising, progressive spirit of  Galveston  business  men."  "What effect will this disastrous  storm: have on  Galveston's future?" ;  "Well, .that is a very hard question  to answer. I believe It will eventually  build Galveston up. Too much capital  has been Invested there to allow the  plnce to'.recotlei'from Its presentjposli-  tion. (Her .'enterprising citizens, while  receiving a very severe .blow, ..will- redouble their energies." .1 believe It.'.will  he only n short time before Galveston  will have a fine system of levers and  brenkwater.s to 'protect her from any  storms thnt may arise on the Gulf In  future. :If It should receive a setback,  Houston, In my opinion, will eventiinlly  absorb her business. This city is located on a bnjou. -10 miles from Galveston,' and Is tlie greatest railroad centre  In-Texas.-That is to'say,- the bajou  will be widened, and .deepened so that  vessels will be able to come.Into Houston and load and unload tlielr;cargoes  at that place. ' If that "conies' to 'pus's  Houston will become one of the most  populous cities in'the United;States."-. .  '���How; did you. find the Texnns, and  how do wages compare In that state  with Vancouver?" , .  "One naturally expects on visiting tho  Lone Star State that almost every man  he meets win be armed with a bowie  knife, a couple of 41-Colts, etc., and will  shoot on sight. This Is fur from being  the ease. ��� A more, faithful, ginerou;*-.  hearted, law-abiding people, does not  exist on God\_. footstool. They are liberal to a fault. Anyone visiting Texas,  either for business or pleasures can resr  assured that tie wilt be properly treated. Thecapltalist seeking Investment  or pleasure will be accorded every courtesy, and the workingmen win receive  better treatment as a rule than he does  here.- The hordes of Japs and Chinese  that are.pouring;.Into' this province and  making Vancouver their heatiuuiuiers.  have failed:��� to get a foothold In thY  "i-eatstate of Texas. While the': Tex-,  ans are law-abiding and i.ffer the glad  hand of ! fellowship . to all those who  wish to settle .In' their rich .'state,* and-  make it their home, it: will go hard-  with 'Mr. Celestial If he?invades .that,  state and attemps;to cut wages there  as he has done here.'..'He'will..'hot only  run amuck of the Sons of:Alania," but  hewlu also have-the colored 'race?to'  buck, and they are a: potent. factor to  contend.with jvhen it conies doivn1 to  picking cotton and other pursuits  which they? consider., peculiarly their  own business. 'Organized labor is very  strongjn Texas, and-the.wages Paid in  that state compare favorably with any  in the world. I;consider it* the best  state in the.Union."  THELA'BOR GAZETTE.   :'*.���  The IniWal^'numbeiYof"'the "Dominion  of Cariada .iI_abo'r Gazette was issued  on Tuesday from the Ottawa Government Printing- .Bureau.- It. appe'ars  in both languages, and will be published* monthly. -To-day's number contains an explanation as -to ithe formation ot the I_abor'Department arid passage of the Conciliation Aot last session.  ���.it;also:contains';reportS'rrom'loca.l'cbr-  'responderits; ���'a succinct:history of an-,  tl-sweating regulations, in "Government  contracts;' articles 'on <the enforcement  of the Alien/Labor Act, and conciliation  and arbitration,.;and.recent legal dect-  sions affecting labor.'?-/yy;;.?,?;,.:??*  TRADES AND LABOR COWL  ;...' ;'���,;;: A? NE\V INVENTION., ;���'���'}'������:[���  -��� (Ralph's patent.electric fan air-tight  heater, "'IKin'ds'orne /Russian- iron stove,  with --a: covering? or jacket ?ot same' material. ��An.;electric.fan is attached at  tlie baclcbeiow.'a'nd dro-ws to the stove  all?the-, bold; aii'?circulating>riea_"-the  oor.v.thrbwlrig'bff,through. 'a;.'fu'nnel}ar-.  rangeriientvlri'/'tlierYto'pjYthe^jsa  %w^&^t^a^e^'e^ttie^i^^^i^'^��&i  ivhlc'h ls''evenl'y:'distributedrth'Fough'"b'u"{r  the-room-' 'This: useful/Invention; Is' on  view, in; daily '.operation' in. the store! of  ;Mr.:?WilIlamYRalph,"���.at/120 /Hastings  street,' west, y The/ stoves- are; made to  order by. the,inventor himself, and ;may  be had all sizes.:?Also"suitable for large  buildings requiring'furnaces.       ?*?/..  '���:)"- '���? abbitrajtors' .award.* Y.'y  .; .At Winnipeg on Tuesday ilr. Robert  Strang,. tlie deciding urbltrator,seleoted'  to settle .the Question of the Canadian  Pacific; Railway ^machinists' wages, in"  connection witir the i'eceift strike'gave  his decision as 'follows: .    .���'���:  '.The men from Port. William to Lag-  gan to .receive an*'increase iri pay of.2'  cents Per hour.'     ,/Y',. .���������'.���!-.  *?The w-en from Laggan to kamloops,  both points' exclusive, and West: Kobt-;  cnay, to' receive 1 cent increase.-.-' ? ;  ,;,The, men froni/ Kair.loops --to^ A"an'-,  cbuver, to receive-2 cents advance. ".'  The rates for, young; men who have  just.completed, their 'apprenticeship in  the Company's shops,.and all new men  engaged, will be ?on /the basis of the  schedule hitherto prevailing:, but tlie  term of probation will hereafter b^ six  months, instead ,of a year, for new men,  and one year instead of two, for young  men who have just completed their dp,-'  prentlceship. Y Y   ?..,';: ���-..,  ??; .rt'VO*IMRS';I/lST. '".-���  ������' O.50 of the btisj' ofllces' in the Court  .'House, nbw-n-days, is Mr. B. G. Walker, who is "receiving names to go on the  new. voters'? list.', In view of .'the facts,'  however, that anybody desiring to vote  at tlie approaching General Election,  must register by the ,20th of October  next,' and the anxiety of'1 an ordinary  healthy citizen to ensure his right* to  1p_ai_ticipLate_=iiii_=aii=iinpor'tant^election,=  like that for the Pomlnion Parliament,  the ..registration of voters is not perhaps going on as rapidly as might be  expected.:1 Up to the present time,  there are only tabout" S)0 electors who  have enrolled their names, and it Is  computed that there are at least 4.500  personsquallfied to vote witliin the limits of the City. A great ninny people  do nol seem to have' thoroughly grasped the idea that 'the old lists are altogether cancelled. Old residents, In visiting the Registry Ofllee, enquire querulously whether their names are not on  the old list, sind seem to think thnt if  their names were'on that list there is  no necessity for tliem to go to any further trouble. It appears very probable  fropi \ylial Mr. NVtilkcr says, that many  Vancouver electori! will lose tlic-ir voles  at the coming elections, unless they are  more thoroughly itwnlsoiiod to the real  truth ot the .mutter.' The':fact that  the public require to be impressed with  If they desire to retain their franchise,  is that everybody must register again,  whether on the old list or not.   <a  About 140.000 coal miners went out on  strike in Pennsylvania this week for  better?conditions 'and an Increase . in  wages.* -The mine 'operators* are very  bull-headed and stubborn, arid-will,not  recognize the union.or president JIU-  chell. YThinlYof It. A .handful'of enpi-i  talls'ts"*.di.q'tiitlng terms to?nn army:"0f  able-bodied men.   . ���Y?\        ?Y  The regular bi-monthly meeting of  the Trades and, I^abor Council was  held last night. Y. President Joseph  Dixon'presided, and Secretary Marshall  'was''In-his Place. < Thsre was <u good  attendance" of delegates.  On motion' the Parliamentary Committee wad instructed to draw up a  platform for the approaching Domln-  .011 elections in conjunction with the  Committee of the Vancouver Labo.  .���any.. :  -Mr. XV..Ij. "Mackenzie, King, editor ;ol  the "Labor Gazette," wrote asking for  a- list .-of Y the ��� Vancouver union?.'  -rantetl.  _:;'���. .? ? '.������. ��� .    ' .-.-.-.";, .,  The Brotherhood of. .Carper/Mrs anri  Joiners wrote,-, drawing attention',to  the necessity of procuring some place  where*?sympathizers, .would have a  chance to contribute towards defraying  the expenses: of;.the Trades and I^abor  Council.re the .Mongolian investlgaitlon  before the Royal Commlssio'n. ..  ; PARLTAQlENTAKY COMMITTEE.  ��� The members of the unions were  urged' to have , their?names registered  on the neiv ,-Voters' (List, as the old  one has been cancelled^ Application  forms may be hadat the Union Hall  and "Independent" ofllee. ,".  The''replies .from, the members of  Vancouver of the' Provincial Parliament 'to resolutions s��nt'tlhem, on August 11th and?2lst, by the secretary of  the Trade's and Labor Council, having  been referred to the., parliamentary  committee, It wishes to report as follows: '���' . . ��� Y;'-.-;- '-?-?���?  Thait three resolutions.Were forwarded to' each member, on August 11th,  namely:' ,,'.. ,'-,. ."'?'���, ������< .?"' ���.���.-'.  -.' IResoIutioii No..l asked -them to oppose the appointment of a royal'.'com-'  jniisslonito:enquire-in'to-the--working-:of.  mining laws; and,, if the said commia-  sibn were appointed,. to vote/against  tlhe money;-: grant to defray;. the expenses of said eomm'issibn.  (Resolution' No. 2, asked them to  Vote against .an,extension of time, to  the Lulu Island Railway Company, as  it .was their second extension of time,  and, asking/'thcm to. urge the government to buiid-it; as a government road..  - Resolution No. 3, askedthem to sup-  Port .Mi*; McTnhes' 'bill���an, act relating'  to labor?"?;?.?:;. ���;,; .:':.??:Yy??;.? ' :..:\'J,(i I  :; 'Mr. James ,F.'Garden replied-to' these  ,resolutioris.?on'August; 20th,; as'follows:  ;?'Resolution.Nb.'li���"The, gbyernnient  staited ���'pos-tivel'y^/.jtlha'ti.: tlie j cbrrimisslbri;  ���,w6uldYript;.interfWe:'^li^t^  law 'iri',*'ariy /'pdfrtcular'.'"'.^  the: statute, 'book, and-w'il.l: na't be? altered '-In any detail; ;'I could, not/sup-  pbrt-ariy change :iri the ;]awas rit.pres-  ent-;' myself." ; As ::tb this?; reply; ��� .your'  committee think -that, ,a, posit!ye; sitato-  riient-of tlie gbvernmeiit is not of much  value. /Vt'hen��� we find that'on /August  30th' they voted against.;endorsing the  8-hour iaw by 17?votes��� to"10, which"  speaks' stronger than a'.positive state-"  ment. Furthermore,* ;your';.committee  thinks that .when' 'Mr, Garden could not.  support/any changeYln ;the?law, as at  present, that it was his duty'-to .-have'-  voted against.the appropriation to defray the expenses of :,a' commission as  requested.1       .;'���'-.���'���. :?":-    -Y?'.  As tb.resolution No. 2, he says that  "As there is no hopeof'its being cori-,  struoted.ns/ a government road 'th::'  matter of extending' the * charter ; nari  rows itself-down 'to the question of;  rba'd iK or no. road." Your committee  thinks that, if Mr. Garden "believed .In  government ���; ownership as-adopted by  him in the: platform on. which he .iva.  elected, that tlhe question?should have  narrowed itself down to a government-  owned rod'd-? or no"road?, But' oh no,;  the company���the poor company���had  done so much, work, and! of course. Its  'interests" "'had' to be,:'protected. But  w'hat interest had. the company?. It  had -'allowed? Its .charter -to expire. But  ivhat about-.;-.-the.-: people's "interests?  Your: committee are of opinion that the  people's 'interests.do not, amount,to-a  row of pins, alongside that of a company, who not? only'.was allowed to  steal our birthright," but gives '.us', an-,  other kick by employing Mongolians  to: take the'.: bread . from our mouths.  .'As to resolution -No. 8. Mr. Garden;  say's: "If'the/blU passed, It.w;ould be  an unworkable law, as the prosecu-  ���tllon-^vould-have-tosprbTe-t'h"ar'tlle="pel,^  son -objected'' to? was unable to" read  t'he act and 'the Dominion and Provincial statutes in any one European language; anil as there are a gre.it number of such languages it would be difficult, if not impossible, to prove: it also  shuts out from labor any of our own.  race who, cannot read until they, have  arrived.at tllre age of 21. the age at  whlcli anyone Is legible to be placed on  the voters' lists." Your committee  wishes to state with regard to thi.i  answer that If Mr. Garden thinks It  would be next to impossible to prove  that it man could rend in some European language, lie must think It , I.-'  almost Impossible lo prove anythlnvT-  And, further, ho must also thiiik thai  bills NflS. 42 and 40 are liiiworkiilile  also., lis they contain somewliat .similar provision"!. ' And yet we find he  supported tihem... Consequently your  committee, thinks thnt this cannot be  taken as a reason but only as 11 mere  excuse. Hut Mr. Garden puts the'climax on It when he says: "Thnt the  act would shut out from labor any of  our own race, who cannot rend; until  they had arrived at the age of 21." We  say that statement Is :.anything, but  correct and "we ' will, prove It just  by 'quoting from the bill /Itself.���The  la titer pa rt - of section 4 , say s: "This  section shall not apply to any .person  of Indian or Caucasian blood." ��� The  worthy member. must be classing us  all with' the Mongolians. '.'.What an;in  sult. Even adding Insult to injury,  htwl lie only classed himself wltih the  Mongolians, we would not ni: all have  been surprised, after haying su faithfully supported ���tlvein'* during the past ;  iesslon; but it Mr. Junies !���". Garden  ihlnk__ that he can pul'l the wool over  the eyes of th-e Trades and ' Jjabor  Council by any sueii- answers as these,,  he is veiy liable to be .foui<*d.  V.r. Joseph Marti.-i> roplie.-. to th;s-i  resolutions having been Med at a. pre- "���  v.:ous meeting ofthe council.they were-  not referred to -us.  ���'Mr. Tatlbw. replied, on. 'August 17th,:  orknowledslti's  receipt  of; the 'resolu-.  .���:cns, and promising careful .consider-,-  .nlon.   However,"In    looking, -.up   the-,  vc'tea and  proeeedings  ot;;tl-.^  House,,  we find .thatYhis careful consideration-  ::  i.c;l htm to so against all our requests..?  ' ,..Mr.. C-.Iniour's, replies to, tliese..resblu-.,;';;',;  ;:b::--_..were Nled'i.ut-a previous., meeting"  ii'thecourieil.; However, a letter from- .-.  ��� .':in:. dated Au.inst.2ist has been refer-,.''/  red. to us,, in''.which 'ii-2 says that he-'--'  asked the,government to. build the Lu- '  lu  Island    railway    as i government,  road, but that it reruseJY We find,that  by  the votes and proceedings.; of ��� the-  House, Mr. Gllriroui-vbtetl jn. favor, of  giving, the company ?a second;ex!tensioii  of .-'��� time, ; ��"hlch. was against.: our ' reY  quest.   Your committee also wishes to-  report that a second lot of resolutions  .were forwarded    by. the ^secretary of'  the Traldes and Labor council on Au-   .  gust 2lst, asking all .members'of .this    '  oity  to vote for .bill No. 42,  with  Mr.  Curtis'     amendments .'��� thereto���labor;  regulations act, 1900;'. vote for bill Ko.- ?  40, B. C- emigration act,'1000; 'vote for yj-  blU'-Xb/. 4i,; referendum act, 1000'; vote,..--;  for'bill*No."40, deceived workman's act,;''���'.''���'  1900;. :'::,:?���   ?."-,- / .".'   -;-, -���:���"-���.'.''.;��� "���}'���':  ;And to vote against bill No. 32-���me-? ;  chariics' lien act amendment act, 1900;?  and also against bill XoY45���Vancou- ,-  ver city hospital,act, 1900.?/ Y .'Y.vy.'-'.Y'Y  -To. these resolutions no replies, came* ,-  from.either : .Mr.': Gai-iden .or; Mrl/GU-:������';���;'  m our_vYi'o;u y-jtp m mi 11 ee ?.. t h'Irtks.-.tha fei n-Y,-.-.  common courtesy ..to;the .-'council ���' there- ., ���  should at least have been a reply.:.. Wg ��� , ���  certainly would.have had'one at eleb- ;, '  tion 'tinie;:and /think we should; take;Y  note.of these;things. -'.���'. '',,'?.���-  ���Mr. Mai-tin replied pn: AiigUst?2_!na.Y;  asking- forY;further,  informatlori; and,,.;.;  wanting; to know our. reasons?for.,'ask--?.'���  lng him. to vote    against   Mechanics"? ?/  Lien act and City'Hospital act;  ?   /���/  -.'" Mr. .Tatloiv/i-epiied on .August: 22rid,:: Y  saying,:, that he   would -vote'for bills? ?;:  Nos. 42 and, 46,and'.'���giiv'e the' other?re-?  quests./his?careful consideration;?;but/ .;?  by- the./yotes and'proeeedlngS/of .Au-.;? :.,.'  gust :30'th'.?we flnd^ that he;voted agajinst? ���_%  Mr;/.Curtis'?amendirierit;io;.^iil;:NqY42^YY  !which;hejW8Aasked^b;;ybte?;forY  fb'rb'rh'bj.bniy.'.iiitr.tlyl'comp'lle'd':;^  request/.in/bill ;No.y42..vY .'?;;,;;; y?.?y:'��: .; Y?5;?-'  ; 'It. Is the intention ?of your.; commItteeYY:  to Jriiake a:sfrort synopsis b'f the;?wbric"' ':  of .the past:session,-and :an;analysis:pt';,' :.Y  .theYvbtes ' for;,the. use -of ��� tihe.��� counellYy?  that willishow -how. each of?our 'me'in-'.- ;?  bers? voted "in:: the/inferesta - of/Iaboc-Y?  during ?the?sesslori,bt 1900.' ;,?.",. :.? -.-' ���������'���'��� ' Y  ,'..Respec!tifully submitted..;,." Y;Y ?//?;-  ���'���The. ship?carpenters / and,. ;..ea.u liters Y.'Y  were, reported to have organized -a.new- ;.?  union. ���' - ���'-'.',-.���'���;'-,?'?-. YY-"'' -';::'.vp-^-'i-':.^:v;iy''i-i]':.  il:\v/' ^A^OiK'VAj.ItEPO^  It was,unnecessary to make any ftir--,"���'������ :,.-  .trior reports of the Proceedings of: the-/ ?"  last Labor Day; celebration,; asfulli-e-'.-:.  ports?have ali*ead;y been/printed;in theY'  "Independent" and 'daily press- ���?.;Col- Y "  lections were.not; as. easy :this'year;as'-::  last, when trade was . reported, to. be. ��� ;  brisker.. . The Financial .Secretary' re- Y  ported that he , had/received $5l.50"in.. ',  addition to/the amounts;handed-, in'by ?:-'  the ���collectors.?Y!Y.,;;;-,:?Y?;:-.'���'/;/-?:. '.':.YY  The. Committee unanimously .recomY.Y?:  mended that next ."year's" celebration; do-/.:.;  not. takerplace: in Vancouver; biit tluitY.?  the. celebration./either/ take*, place In    . /  Nanaimo, or that a - train be,chartered!.?  ;.  for/an excureion;?,;Adopted;''????:?Y'"?:Y?;:  ? It was resolved that;subscription iists;,?-;?  be opened.at; the;"Iridependent,",.T.hom-'������'��� '���: ?  as Ma-thews'; offlce, and! the?Army' arid", '?  Navy .tobacco store tp defray expenses ���'  of a lawyer re -Royal':Commission.'bO'!     .  Chinese.-..,??'??.?';//:' ,_-.?.'���;:'' ���      -.,;,;���.'���".?��� '-"," ���..:���  ���.'���The?mutter,-.of;unlon shingle-weavers"  being, dismissed  from  em'ployrnent in?':���'*-..'..;  certain  shingle . mills   was / discussed.  Step's will'be-taken to thoroughly sift:  the matter.; v��� ' '���. ���:'���::���!���  ,   It was pointed out  that  the conditions   prevailing   among  .the loggers-  were-sufllcietvt^to w;arrant their organ- ��  izlngr^Sfeps^^vill���be"tak��r"itl���this;  direction.?....'  ���The,Council then adjourned.  '���'TIIEyCOMESS.  Ottawa, Sept. ,21.���The Trades Con--  gress  this morning,  passed'a'resolution, afllrming the principle of technl-?  cal education for schools and condemn'  ing the introductlon'or manual'train-.-..-  Iiig in tho public schools. "~  A resolution was passed unanimous-'-' ���  ly  endorsing  the ,Candidature of Mr-'-''  Hugh .Stevenson for .the Federal House-  In��� AVcst Toronto. , ...  ,,  A. liniiquet was held in the evening,  ni ���" whiph lion. Mr. 'Mulock   made   a-?  S|i;*'.'cli. 011 the Labor legislation passed ,  during Ihe last two sessions; ?  Tho Congress will meet next year in*, :  nriintford, Out.  Mr. Ralph Sniilh. M- P. P., was reelected President; Air. John A. "Meet,,  of Hamilton, Vice-President, and MiV-  P. M. Draper, of Ottawa, Secretary-  Treasurer. Tlie oillcers for British Columbia are: .A'lce-Prestdent, Mr. Jarries-  AVIlks, N'elsoii; Executive^ Messrs.-Ji B. '.',.  McLaren. Rossland; 'George Bartley, ���  A'nncouver;   Thomas   H. YTwigg',.;"v;ic--  /  toria. -' "?���.���:, '���'...���       .?'-   y.'',:.'..:-;y'"';".'.'.��� '-:'--  When ��� you !want to hire a 'first-class; ?  horse, and '.buggy, go to '.the Palace-: '  livery stables.  Telephone���'.125.'.'. Y " Y;:/'.::-.  &&& THE .INDEPENDENT.  SA*tflBDA��.. .; SEPTEMBER 2SV1900  THE INDEPENDENT.  BY GEO. BARTLBr.  PUBLISHE1D   A\rEEKLY   IN   THE   INTEREST  OP  ORGANISED  LABOR ���  BY  THE INDEPENDENT PRINTING COMPANY.  AT   312   HOMER   STREET,   A'ANCOU-  A*BR,   R.  C.  Sl"l*SCIUI'T10N*S  IN   ADVANCE  \ Wllk, 5 cut"!  monih1-,   -  cents,  one >car, $1 ii  month, 11 cents; thric  _.|x  months, Gj Cent1-,  ]:nik)R'-'I:d in* thi: tr\*oes and  1   \llOU COl NC1L   ANII Till*. V.\_\-  i'OI'N VR LAI.OIt PARTY  ���=.\ I'llRDAY  SEPTEMBER  ENCOURAGING.  The Pi ounce s,i5 = Of the Siien ln-  boi pi pels tli.it tome to the Pio\incc's  o\x. mge table oui own Independent  it, bj fni the bnghteit newest and  most log,' <ii  Credit Is due to the newspaper men of  this city who were the means of bringing 'this wholesale violation of the law  to light. The workingmen as well as  others want the government at A'ictor-  ia to prosecute the law-breakers to a  linlsh.    AVI1I ihey?  Register,   register,  regis.Jr.,  AVe are Informed that Mongolians are  employed at the works vacated by the  t-hlngle weavers because they would  not give up their union. It  Is Int'uiul th.u the Mongolians  ���.pond num. of their i\ acres,  with the Clt\ Giocu\ thin white people do It th it is the ic.i'-on of The  ehan^e how fnolifh some men aie lt  would be Hi.uh while to compile tlio  i mount spent bv Mongolians nnd  white-.  The Cig.um lUeit,' Intel national  anion adopted tin. blue libel In 1SS0  and in-ed \ei' tew of them .it fli st  Vow the demand Is good toi J 000 000  libels a month The lutein itional  union bins its own papei in cai load  lot- uul it is made to their oidei and  bonis a special w ttei maik The label  i'i mini heed ..i.ituuonsh to all minu-  fi.c'iinic who mploj, e\clus.i\el>, niem-  ���"prs of the union, who pay the bill  of pi Ices, and oihciwise confoim to  the itiles ol the union, Including the  stnci enfoi cement ol the S-houi woik-  da\  Citl/en and Countu sa\s The A'.in-  <-ou\ci Independent is .in able aiHoeate  of the c.uibc ot laboi and hns ln-.pl] ed  the wcikeis tneie with lenewed i Igoi  ��ind conhdince in the futuie. AAt ���Oi.tkc  Ih-hand cf its editoi across the lmghlj  KoOkies and desiie him and those who  ���oo-opcidte -,\ ith him to feel at nil tunes  that thicugh the hallowing influence of  toil the connades in the East .ue o\ei  matching and sympathizing with those  vi ihe Wist who enduic and peise\cie  foi the snuggle foi jrstice���in the en-  tl"i\oi to sit-uie light iclationslup  .'niong men  BIVRUDR   '���HOPS TO  CLOSE  ON  SUNDAY  The baibeis of this city aie to be  ���.onsiatulatod upon haung the following ny-lnw passed at Monday nights  meeting of the City Council it took  .ibout 10 months of continuous agitation to effeeti\elj close all city limber  -hops on Sund,-n We hold, howe\ei,  that the shops should be closed at II  p in Saturday the same time hotels  ��ind s iloons close  A bj.-l.in to amend bj-law No 2JS  of the Clu   of A'ancou\ti  AVheien11���It is deemed expedient to  juohlbit the keeping open of bubei  fhops within the clt> on Sundi*. and  dining such other houis of the dav rs  Iieiem.iftei appears  He it theK'foie enacted b\ the Muyoi  and Council of the city of A'.incou.ei  in open meeting assembled as follow"  That the said b'-Iaw be uul Is herebj  amended b> adding theieto Immcdia.e-  1\ .iltei the fust enacting clause of the  s.ud b\-Uw the clause following, that  i�� to sm All baiber shops within the  City of A'ancouiei shall'be closed fiom  (he houi ot twelve midnight of the  clock on Satmdaj night till llie or the  (lock on Monday moining thcreaftei  snd no person shall dining such pio-  Inbited houis ian\ on oi exeiclse the  ttade oi calling of a hiibet within the  (It.  iDone and passed In open Council tins  17th day of Scptembei, 1100  Kvery Toi v nnd Gut papei in Canada  would ui go' Llie laboi oigaVdtitions to  go into politics if they could be convinced that b\ so doing it would weaken the unions Oui boasted fiee'  pi ess ia owned body wind soul by capitalists, v lie want eveiy laboi union ic-  moved to the infernal legions oi am  old place so long as they aie out of the  way and men can be dealt with singlv  Toi lack ol consldeiatlon by employ ois  men an loiced to band themselves to-  gethe foi '-elf-picsci\ atlon AVroi king-  men s intbiests the wide woild o\ei in  even walk of life nie the n.ime mil  ihj: mii'-t unite then foices \Voil_-  meii not united might .in well it v to  Obtain then lights fiom unsciupulous  cmploveis .is a disoigani/ed body of  men to defend themselves against i  well disciplined militia.  F00TL10HT FLASHES.  SEAMEN    MEET.  The Mainland Sle.imshipmen's Association of Bluish ���Columbia held a \ery  successful meeting last Sunday evening in ,lip K. of P hall Past Pi evident Frank Harm piesided over a gpod  attendance of members Bro Adam  Haggaitvw.is elected master-at-arms,  and Bro   Alex   (Hamilton guide.  Tbe bioibcih weie iecommended to  take _idv.int.ige of the new \oter-.' list  nnd letiuosted to li.ne their names le-  gistned  It was icpoitcd that Bio John  ('T.ift") linns, who is at Kamloops  foi the benefit ot Ins health, is slightly  improving        ,  The piospects of Ihls plonee^ seamen's  union aie bngnt, and eveiy one in the  tiude aie asked to take,.in active in-  teiest in llie union s welfaie ,  V lesolution of icspect to the memory  of the late Miss "Wnght (nui=e) wan  unanlmouslv   ulopted  A roirespondent ahks will McNan's  ehlngle mill get its watti free fiom the  citv If so on what conditions,'' It  will be as well to find this out  AVe aie .nfoimed thnt All AIcNan  or shingle mill tame, Intends to buiil  .i canneij. Fisheimen, look out it  w ill be youi tmn ne\t  The fust communication lia�� ieachnd  us bcailng the rnonogi.im "Depaitment  ���il Labor. Canada" The woild do  move, jou see, even thou_,h you don't  see it ���The Voice  SUCCES'3-FIJL SESSION  The W.nieis Waiti esses and Cooks'  union held n \ei> succc-Tsful meeting  nn Thuisdn inglu in Uplpn h.ill Af-  tei the ti tnsucting of some impoitant  bu-.int"-s shoi t aldiesAea were deluded b\ Piesident dps DI\on of the  Tiadc-i council, F Williams TJ llnc-  pheison, J JI "Watson. H Cow in and  G H-utlev, nftei which tlie meeting  teimmated piocecdlngt This young  union is will ofliceied, and1 making  Lipid piogiess and should soon be one  nf th.. huongest m the city.  What aie you doing to make the Independent a success'' Tell join giocei  ~?nd butchei'that \ou~do"n't seeYhisYTd"  in Vancouvei s liboi papei Tell him  ilso that if he expects to get the pat-  innage of woikingmen that he must  ailveitlse in The Independent Don't  liue-ci tnls  Intelligent eniplo\eti reill/e that  unions aie heie to stnv and act nc-  Kiidlngh It ii only the Ignoiant cm-  P'oyei. who Is too busy making money  lo lead and think foi li'iii'-elf, who distil ngcs hi* men because they happen  lo belong to u union Smic.1i men need  lo go to i night school to leun something about up-to-ditu iionomlcK  DIRECT LEGISLATION.  Direct Legislation���Law-making by  the voteis  The Initiative���The proposal of a law  by a percentage of the voters.  The Refeiendum���The -vote at the  polls on a law pioposed through the  Initiative, or, if petitioned for by a percentage of the \oters, or any law passed bv a legislative body.  Proportional Representation���A plan  of nominating and electing legislators  and executives which shall voice the  exact choice of the voters in proportion  to their numerical stiength  ���The-Imperative-Mandate���The~rlght  to vote out ot office through the Initiative and Referendum any ofllclal who  tails to pertorm his duty  Till:   'SOCIALIST  voti;  It'lS  United   State*. .     .  .   .        'II.T-ll  IS'IS  Geimany  2,2,0 000  Ijl'j'l  Gie.it   lislt(iin  .   .        .".1.000  1VI7  few it/eiland  .   .         IMGS  ISO"  Spain  2S.O00  IS'17  Italy  l.l.'i -thC  lS'll  feci . In  ^0,000  IVIh  J'i a ni"'  i ooo ooi)  'S'lS  Denniiuk  L* i.00  IS'IS  Ilelgliuii  r.)4, ,ji  1SU7.  -Misliia  .     7*0,000  A'ANCOUVER OPERA HOUSE.  The Idol's Eye drew a large house^on  ���Monday and deservedly so. For quick, <  keen and really good comedy the Idol's  Eye is by far the beet thing In the'  Boston Lyric coinpany's repertoire.  Messrs Henderson and lvunkel, two  very clever comedlniit-, mnlto the most  of a very slight plot. John Henderson,  as an American magician, In search of  new tricks;' In the Orient, was Irrepress-  Ibly funny H'b songs were very good  nnd well sung He had lib audience  with him, and tspecially pleased In  his singing of 'The Tnttoed Man" and  L'hoiley Chumlty of the Guaids'  Geoige Kiinkel, as, Jamie McSnufty,  'a wee bit kleptomaniac and a SiotcJi-  m.in' biouglu down the house with hlc.  Hoot, Mon, Hoot" The Idol's Eye  gives ^'ie.ii scope fot fctage netting, but  with the exception of the eliculc.il effects in the temple scene, was xeiv  pooi The choius woik was bad and  showed vuint of ieheaiv��al The Biltlsh  soldlcih lounged moie IIko longshoie-  nien lestlng aftei a h.ud day s. woik  The choius gills looked pietly in theii  little costuming nnd at least brought  out the opeia, t,lasset> MisB Jreepfoine  Stanton sang veiy pieltiiy, but was  not in hei usual good foim, being a  pautch gill may account for her coolness Miss Beitha Davis appealed foi  the flifct time befoie a A'anoouvei audience, and at, M.uao.uita, .a daughtei  of Don Pablo, a lieice and laigely be-  w htokei ed Cuban after big gamp m  Indn won hei way into the heaits  of the people She has an easy stage  piesence a good voice and knows how  to act Miss Sara Can also appealing  foi the first time in A'aneouvei, irat,  distinctly good, .lb the Chief Priestess  of the Temple of the Rubv Jlei  Pilcste��s song was. well lendeied and  well lecehed by hei audience Taken  i.ll togethei the Idols Eye furnished  two houis and a half of good, clean  fun  AA'ang on Tuesday night diew anothei  laige ciowd, but in t'ht opinion of  many v\ ai. not up to last season's pei-  foim.ince theie being seveinl veiy  noticeable mishaps, the elephant failed to make his appe.uance, but the  situation was saved bv John llendei-  soii ns Piepat, keepei of (he Truant  elephant, veiy cleveily After warming .up to theli woik the entire company managed lo get-the goodwill of  the audience and sent theli p.itionb  home pleased with a fiiuly good pei-  forma-nce.  The Fencing Mallei held the boards  Wednebday night, and .matted a veiy  huge and fashionable audience, nnd  with the exception of the first act  ��.ii ciedltably peifoitned Homy Hnl-  lam, as> Forlunlo, and Chas Huntington, as Toiquato doing good woik  Josephine, Stanton .in Franceeca,  daughtei of To'i|U��ito ?nd brought up  as a bov, looked pretty, acted well and  sang better than on ithe pievlous two  nights Hei lenditlon of the Blue and  the Grey .In answei to an eneote, was  lemaikably good ,     , i  Queiy���AVhat would become of the  Boston Lytic Opeia. company if thev  lost iMessis Hendeison and Kiinkel'  Sufficient Is said, when Manager Jamie-  son, of the Arancouver Opeia House,  affoided his pations ai good heaitv  laugh foi.thiee nights and,one matinee  engapement  Fnday nighl, llnvt's .Tetas Steoi  holds ���the boaids and, as this ds one ol  Hoyt's best, no doubt will attract a  fair house.  Next Monday the Neill company open an engagement for thiee nights  then icpeitohe Including' such good  plays n�� Dion Boik icault's English dia-  ma, The Jilt, A Pansian,, and Niobe  The Nell! company is one of the best  stock companies on the coast and A'aneouvei theatie goeis -will make no mistake in pationi/.lng this excellent eom-  sanv.  THE   SAA'OY   THEATRE  i i i  The^ill at the Savoy this v\eek|\vas  faiily gcod under the stage management of Fied Gottlob. Louise,Lihtei  iSji-artiquiailv good especially,In the  singing ot Tommy Atkins. Miss LIs-  toi shows excellent naming received  in an English school of xaudevllle  Sue Blanch.ml made a good appearance  and has a fall b.intone voice Foi  the coining week .l cyclonic array of  talent Is atomised  THEATRE   ROYAL  ThIstpopulai little house is making  extensive nlteiations nnd Improvements  and wlll'bp leady to suni>ly,its patrons  with good attiactlons at popular pi Ices  on or about Octobei  the 1st.  The City Bind held one qf their popular piomenade conceits and dance on  ThiUfcdav night, a laige oiowd taking  advantage of the excellent music pro-  v Ided SNAP-SHOOTER.  7J2 f  Jt;  li  S  -r *r-^-&Z. -r  Skilled Labor  ���:-j.   ,'^P D^'nso 'S  _s_��'.j|U���1_  .-Eviir_s'tliiiig'soldjit.jo_i8ij.i_ilde   prices, aud guurantuud   Tho Up-lo-dute Druggist,  Corner Se\ monr uml Hustings  , Streets, \ am ouver.  Tlie finest line of SI'KC TAOI.ES nnd  hM-.GI. \febLs in British Columlim, nnd  von will find the pnteh right Ourdoc  tor of oiiticsiexaiaines <;yes free.        ���  _'J_��.>__',-.'{!_.    Y-L'!-       '_:_!       r,.i''J'l  BROS., 1 Jewelers,  lid COKDOV1. SntEHT.  -���T  f "*���'  S K V *  ���l'n,L  o  o  '. SUMS a' spbciai'ty"oI' . .  DewrsWDMJdUfiur.oiso'-i.  usrier's Black Lobe! Liaueur wniskv  Wlien  Want  A Gent's Good Lincu Ilitnd-tcrehlcf  Wcilavc tfiem  A l Le*ss Price for thu Same Grudc  Elsuivticio  From BO. 13. 20,  ������ *   , i >   ���   '    .  ' i .    y  23 f o 33c Each  We nNi furry n Large Assortment  -    ,    .      ol Gents'  'iUNBRELLAS '  From $1, $2.2S9  $I.?5to$5  ���sy, v   v  ���.ifrmf  170 Cordova, Cor. Cambie.  LiiL  -!k-  '�� ^>- If"  -LARGE fcTOCK OF-  lMi'OJttEb,AKP POMtSTIC  ,..     .Cigars  Quann Bkos.,    -   -  Props.  COKStlt COKDOVA ASD CAHRALL  iTo  "M  ���   '    Ur-i  Arlington Hotel  in  Cr,      .* f -   V'f, t  >   i ��� i  Cordova St. West.  )Icflvl(]iiarlcrsfor the engineering trade  [     ,'j in VtiYfcauvcr,  Liquor's and-Cigars;  ' * "���' I l>'ir6t'tliC��sfr(iohis from M cents u\it��� ^  ROBT. HINTLY,   -   -   PROP,  -"���*?-" a- *>���4"���tr-sr-i 1 .'   iff    '  WHOLESALE AND IIETAIL DEALEB IN  Fish, Game, Fruit, and  vegetables.  112 Cordova St. 'Phone 442  Comes on so; gradually you scarcely notice It;nit's .fall nbivand ftUi'trtyies are  ripe. New: fair goods" have'croW-Jed in  and pushed.:the thlnned-out '"summer  stuff .out: or sight. We're ���ihead.i.over  hecis in fall business now. New suits,  new hats, new Jilrts, new hosiery, new  neckwear,-new. collars. .,.��� .  MEN'S CLOTHING.  Men's tweed and   serge, riults,   J5   to'*  ���      112.50.     Y......Y..Y.Y:,. ......  Men's black .worsted suits,'���J7.00 to W5.  ���Men's watorpi-ixif coats,.<$&-.to $18.  Men's overcoats und ulsters!' 14.G0 to $18.  Men's trousei s, $1 to M a pair.  Men's smocku tind overalls, 40e to 7Co  each  Men's pea-jackots. $195 to $7 GO eaclr.  Men's odd \ests, 75c to $.! 50 each.  Men's w hlt<_ coats. 7Gc to $1 50 eroch.  Men's apwins, 25c each.  MI.N'S HATS AND CAPS.  Men'i soft hats. Stetson's molko, $5.  Men's fur felt, stiff and) Fedora hats,  tl to*J*0 i  Men's poft felt h its, 75c each. ��� i  Men's hook-down caps,, SOc to 75c each.  Men's blue cloth peak cm.t*s, 25c to uOc  Men's Klondike caps, 75c to $2.  MEN'S PUnNISHINGB. >  Alen's woollen underwear, 40c to $2 suit.  Men's Hllk and wool undcrw-ear, %i each.  Men's fleece-lined underwear, 50c to tl  each  Men's Cardigan jackets, 75�� to %A each.  Men's flannelette shirts, 23c to 73c ouch.  Men's flannel shirts, 7'ic to $2 each.  Men's. Ovford shii ts, 50c to" 75c.    *  Men's unlaundered shirts, 50c.  Men's unlaundered shirts,  75c to $1 25  each.       i '  Men's Cambric shirts, 75c to $1 25 oaohl  Cotton or flannelette nlgfht shirts, OOo  to $1 30  Men's suspenders, 15c to $1 a pair.  Men's collars,1 10c to 20c'each.  Men's cuffs., 20c to 30c pair.  Men's silk and satin neckwear, 15c t<��  73c each  Men's bath robes, W50"oaeh.    *  10c to 25e a pair-  0'  Men's, heavy box,  Men's' bicycle'liW, I*)C'tc>"W & pair.'  P.1L1GE CliOTHIMCI HOUSE CO.,' LTD.  iio Cordovn^Street. ^_  CITY f 8JEL CO.  {J f^S&N firepnrcd tqftnii^fh /Miami,#;����;'  Dry f5tpv:cwiM)^.(Cpal and  Coke Bagged.  HA11K1S STREET VMIARb*    TKL. 095  ti.\t>  V i)L(  ���ft. ���.'���;'  ri  vkJ-i*  < f ���) i' 6  ! tilld "l  Csjaraji  1  r  ^ (' ^\ft'  ^ ff   *  twx 4"^ Il   it*.  46 CORDOVA STREET.  ��� '    '     l"V   '     .   '    ' **���'  I 1'  1   We make' a specialty of TJ^ioN-MAbE Cigars and  Toba<icos,x coliseqiie'iitly Ave ahVays give good satis-  . faction. _ ..Your, patronagc^olicited... .-.   A��k  label.  for goods bearing    the    union  M   *.  Of' all 'Kinds: "Bulletins,  Bill Boards,   Advertising.  Our signs' are'i.up-to-datc  ^and attract attention,  i   t\'     ..  TBJE  LOBE  eS  w  !GN WORKS  314 Ilomcr otrect, Vnncou\cr. Tel  80!  ' *       Tiio�� SifAiir, Mniuiger  WE A1US SPECIALISTS.  The Iniluslil.il Woild the ofllclul m-  gan of the Alllnl Lubot unions ot Kootenay, comes out us u simni; advocnteof  the Idea of nninln.itlnp; n I.ihni candidate to cVintest tills ilillnij, nnd speaks  of Jas.. Wilkes ,_s a likely man Should  Mi Wilkes, oi inn other Consei vatlve  labor lehdei, he nominated.(he woul'd  mu Ice It Intci c'stlnpfw*����r_,t)]^h\the old  p u ty randld.itcs ������THft,*SnVe%'.$igUi.  It would be a seiious mistake for the  department of the Piovincial Attorney-  '.eneial to allow the matter of fraudulent icgistiatlon of Japanese to drop.  Telephone 1���2���5 for a fine livery  turn-out. J, J. Sparrow, Palace livery  stables.  Subscribers not receiving their paper  will  kindly notify   ?he   Independent.  'sunwitinE "port   tub  pi:n*d;:nt, tn, a yeah.  indh-  . i cTTonesmiuidieniepiiiei  ] ben'-  I't mnccii to be >rlv^.',bv the Retail  ClciKr^ aisocLitioij inlaid of tire.widow  of a foimiji member of the oisanl/a-  tion The enteitalnment will take  place on Tuesday evening at the Cltj  Hall If >ou can t go, buy a ticket  anjuaj     The cause Is good.  W. T. FARRELL,  rctiiplnyriien'   unci <*.cri��_riit Auent,  Weill KMtnte unci ItiHtirritic4_ Itrnlcer  \rt lilttcttinl   rinns   nnd   ller,-|icctl\c>ii  I'ri pnuii  Minn (inrt Timher I nnils, Ilnslnt'n. nnd KikI  ili'iitinl Cltj l'ro|il'it\ for s��lc ' _>|ict-iiil mun-  llou ghiii to MillliiK mid rintiiiK Imu'o nml  -lore |iro|iensj reins r iilkclcd, experienced  \iiliialor  * W'Jji">'.��>.7..THjioj��p��<'^-OKIe _31o��lU,-i  519 Hastings St., Vancouver  NOTICE. -  i  i ti  XVe arc again offering a Scholarship  free for tuition and books to the student  of Public Schools of Vancouver passing  into the High School at the coming examination with tlle highest marks In Heading, Writing, Spelling, Grammtir, Composition and .Arithmetic        * i. *  Tor conditions, apply, to tho .Principals  ofi tho.Sahoole-ior ithe undersigned!  Tlicll.it.lVi^lCoiiiiiici'riiiiridlcgii  Vancouver,  4,-  Union Men,  Remember-^-1  I*.        I'      I'l   .'"),    I       !3   ��� 1, ���   ,'  Thaiti you get the'very best CIGARS  Initheolmorftet;' Welded * emxtabdgiag  TJrtlor. XI IiSibor. hAmo > inBtistryf vwhe��  you smoke KUIVKB'S OWN. KUKlJzrS  PIONBBHS, i or i SPA_MISH BLOSSOMS  Cigars Ask for them and sec that  yoik geUtbefa iViade Jn   f1,*-!   1'**'  KURTZ e> CO:'S  '      PIONBER1 CIGAJR FAiCTORY,   '  488 'Cordfdva Street, Vancouver, B. C��  Tel. 863.        Union Labor Only.  Ice Cream, (��� H. (. hocoliitei.', ''nL.es nhd'  CONPltCTIONUBV  MONTREAL BAKERY   I'l ���!������'   i   5flii  WcHtiniiiH-  ler Avenue.  THERE IS  -3 ��*  o  *������*���   *r* - i     <   s    *V.    *^*^  ofi'Rire or�� Injury to  Health when you use  \p -the  *5 ^'" Ml   .'   .    j'l  '/ff-.'c7'" /-*3ii>��r  E. CHAPMAN  (sticTFs.ori to rAdE'toNsvoiii) mot.)  ���G0o Hastings-St.  W.  ..' :*��.fi:ui���a. ( j- 'uti* ���*_*��.��  Hardje ���&,-,��� Thompsen  MsriBtf. and U��noralJ_  or other llpht articles at verv rcufvaiuble  rateh    ALhTl.V A JOU.UAK, 401 l'o��t dl it  We n.c tirclvircd to ni|'t)ly  ill) >nur -nnntii K.i.y (nir-  iliav r'.linll get full \��1ul  for tlielr jnonij.   Miiko out  /       ,1' >*ur HkJiaiubtomfc to���  V,t'''*' / rV  i" ���    ��.  GALLOWAY'S..,  139 Hastings and  "14 Arcade  Consulting lUeclianiciil Engineers  620 COKDOVi. Bt. tt., Vancodvui, B. C. T��t.  I I    I 1       I I   I   I.  I'Hlenlci'fl and ilenlxncrii of the Hardlo-  :iny\  The- ipcfce^'is'-now  such {that" almost1 ev-  eiVfcody.'.cari' affird it.  Ottce * usedjv always  used."' Apply at Office q��,j  Tlinmi'inin naiortuliu Ixiller, now hieh  Hici'il' rcntr. iim unglneH, andi apccial  niHcliiuer) in light aectlnns for mluei.  I'iioii i u>w Dwias_-o.  KsaiKis Indicated amb  w    i   i i    -mi Aiuuimi). .>   ���     i  Solo HReiitH In II C. and S W Terrltorien to  llicllnllcil Floclblu Mctulllu 'lubiug Co,Ltd.  I ondiin, Ens.  FIST. 11�� t   X ti'jf.  ��� V     ��^ ��     TS  ���im  *.^j i ij i __;*���  ,i_l��._-4ii-i*.  * ' *.u * ' '    ' '*  *  Cor. Carriir and Hastings  Streets-  tk  everc  Cf)Il. SB"! MOlft AVJ) (X)ttDOVA KTI"  ' (near C. I' _K. btation.)i  i  i  i Flue old KnxlMli Ale, Stout nnd Beer;  OOKtiiM BioKli and Irixh whisky; dn.  inci-tlc- uud iiniKirtcd Cigara. ifverr-  tliiiiK up to the uundlv.  Ail _ > ..i  _A SATUlKDATy ,. .SEPTEMBER 2J, IMo  ��� ������ .   7. _     ��� I      l-AifAir  MIFTW001).  'One way to make a maltose cross���  .'Step on hl_> tail.   ' i  A iredeari'nn  is  a fellow  that  geta  run over.by a bicycle.  .(Mem.mom easily renounce their, ln-  . terests: than tlielr tastes.  Some men nre so wise (?) nnd know  ��� so much,  that  they   lose   everything  they have.  ir^4;t^��i MrsiJiA't tkiF  THi; Il^DEPEypENT  The grave Ih a great leveller. For In  most cases the dead millionaire Is for-  SOtten as ��oon as Ills will Ih read.  '���Many:a man protects that he would  .'lity down  his (life for a. woman,  who  .after marriage he won't lay  down  a  'carpet for.      ,' '  4 j^W^TBR.  _   _   ?. Crockett.  By S._.  t *��� *r~  . 1   ' ."*"     ��� '<���   I7T_     "   fault."   orlcd  ������It was fill Un\*Wy .,j discussion  Olivia, during tho udjotsnv ^nd it Is  upon the faithless nib driver,       Sere wns  to be regretfully  stiitral   that 'U      threo   ...,   uwuim  qulte���q,;disturbance. inthevillH, the . .. a��� i i wilbnever have u master,-' said Olivia  sisters joining ln the row ln cortUnljr,    -|   ��� "I nm your slave."' '        ' '  '  acrimonious way, v ..��       *  "Whoso  cabman  was he/"  they asked ot ono another.,  n't,'.- ���   -  sua motioned to tno nuuacious bailor,  who had approached very near to her,  while Lady Juno und the other two had  withdrawn under pretence of examining  a picture on the easel, to keep his distance.' ' "And do,youthlnk;" sho. asked,  ..'thnt I would marry a'mere munf'-' '  "Well," he ropllcd thoughtfully, "j-uu  could scarcely marry a woman, could  you?'* ��� ���  ''How could I renounce my  freedom.  ALD, BAXTER'S SPEEd  -.-^..���<j_.v��ii^.^��--wv^^g-v'-^^^^j'^,.. *,,. ...>����>��  "* 1 , i"I require n slave ns little   ns  At last Monday night's meeting o(V  the City Council Aid. Baxter spoke onH  the question of making a special re*l  duced water rate to manufactories-^  He said that the city and the country*!  felt the result when the manufactories'!  I employ  Inferior    labor    at starvation  "With Baden-Powell marching, along.  Giving the Boers hard twisters,  President Kruger knows full well,  ; i  'Twill-boou he>oft with his whiskers.    I  They say "seeing Is believing."   Bu|  i there are some men  whom   we   nee  ..everyday, that Ave-"don't believe once  in n. year.  Soup and water, social lefoimo,  'which would mean better dwelling,  :more food and less cant, form the gos-'  pel.which is wanted by the Inhabitants'  oi this'catth.    ' '  .���The* campaign shin has made its apj  peaiance in the States. It Is made of  muslin and you can take: your choice  of the candidates, McKinley-Rbose-  Vet,  or iBryan  and  Stevenson.   Their  ���photos are printed on the bosom, of  the   sliirte   encircled   by., a   frame  ot  .AmerJean.'Hags. ]  had   no   intention  of  marrying  my   sister   after  all."  asked  Geraldlne, with   n   shnde  of disappointment, in her voice.  "None whntcvor."  "OhI", faltered Olivia, with an obvious  absonce of thej satisfaction that she ought  to havo ljeH.undcc tho cifoumstance... .  '"You should not lmve concealed  your  true name," Moisio said. "Pray why did  you accept  my sister's   offer of learning  .Greek?   It looks dark, Mr. Forrester." o  ,     "'And you  have   been robbing honest  ��� tain .ill ainund the in��tiument, to keep,   cabmen  of   their  -brcud,"   fulminated  it fioin ���showing its legs. I Olivia j    �����, .  ���'Kindly do nie th^fayor  ot(ac(��pting  lii* llPClift   "' . n.wilni"'-1. ''     ���'        *  Then a man came, who knocked at th*  door, and Mark, who entered, was tile  causq of.pU.thlji concentrated anger.  The  indignant'1 flashes   of  nix bright  eyes, and the chill stonlness of threo once  gracious and, friendly faoes, fonued a by  no means dnooiirnglng reception.  ' '"And  pray,   air,"   demanded ,Olivia,  after a freezing bow, and without inviting her visitor (to ' bo^ seated, "to what  are Wo'lndebtcd fiif the lincxpqotcd honor  pf.this vldltf t \\'ei (aro 'pqt by'way of receiving'gentlemen nt our ropms^!^  ';"I'cnme,"   he' replied,' displacing n  jraceful'stilMnthe manljjulatlori  ot bis  hat, which contrasted strongly  with his  performance on fho occasion of  his  first  Visit,1'1'to offer my best apologies." ,,  "Which  are   certainly   needed,"  said  Geraldlno, severely.  "On thq contrary, "said Olivia,   "conduct so abominable is'beyond   upology."  "My conduct Is not  _o  abominable as  you imagine,   dear   ladies,"   he replied,  with gontlo pathos.    Then he related the ,-    *_.u.. in  incidents 'that had led to the assumption   she  asked,   "And  how does tbe little  of tho disguise. '.~��-'- ��--"���  i   "And, so  you  n,..irf.. __.        ---���������   I   dos   'vases*.   He moved this resolution   In  ^.l!"j^ur tOB!����'"id hobits  Hevlng that In so doing   l, '  aw,(1.l,,,"odlff'"w>nt"from mine.-'"       '  "Oui/ ��*stBg "V.aot bo ��o different as  yoi imu,*'n(\ ����� '. ^bits ,I1(ly to w.  ftjf-hed. jx-tfwn. <"W��. won't yon hoip  W fti this? It'w"8 ^'nothlntf better than  Gk** that J '.'?"" te ',0,,rn on thoso  swotK, qniet lSun(u*7' oreniiUfi. Don't  leave jpur task ,,ihu.,,nn,ot0' Dearest  Olivia.'!' he oddod, with .earnestness,' "I  love yoir so tn>mendo��isly."' "*  "Pray, aiy no more," she c'rIe<l.   with  the cxpress-fon ot a thing brougi. * to b"'i  "it cannot te.   the lines of our li.*'c? ore  cost"  But Mr. ,       ..     ._..,  ^.u_. -  conylnced tjhnt the w��.r to win a, woman  is to make renotyto Ioto to her, said a  great deal more, and brought tears to  ills listener's eyes-. - All .this time the  other, threo, making more noise than li  exactly expeoted from ladies���ln foot, M  the landlady's daugfiter commented from  her post of observation* at too keyhole,  going on regular nuupagiouff.  Thon in came L.idy  M'Whymper, and  bie' asked. :'.'AnH   i.^^*.?^- ~  -���    *���   ���  "There Is a young lady In Vancouver  who has a square piano, and it Is said  she Is bo modest that'she keeps u. cui-  ind tl  vine;  "The bltteiest enemies newspapei��  "have is the fi.iud they have exposed,  the ��� sorehead , politician, or, the, man  "who is consttintly In dread of having'  .hisrnsciility'or Incompetency exposed  to the world. -   ������ ._.  liad'Cold.     i  At you,  my  love,  with" Taney's, eyes,  I gaze your timid  lattice: througn,  Aiming love's darts In melodies,  r ,   At you.  I linger, though ere long'the'duy  Will grimly' dawn upon my.xiew,  Love's eloquence could,never say  "Adieu."  Jn patience ilr.es my lefraln  The moist nocturnal vapors through,  ."ISach   credence  sendis    the   Bame ' slid  strain���  "At-choo?"  In Vancouver.  Tommy���Do you eay- your - prayers  ���every night?  Freddy���Yes.  Tommy���And does your ma  Freddy��� Yes.  Tommy���And does your pa?  Fieddy���No pa'don't need to It's  ���almost'daylight when he gets;to bed.  :iy hers  An Ode to un Old Stove; Pipe.  Tnfeinal slulT, youi natuie well I know,  :So when 1  took you down six months  ago  Bach piece I'numbered ��,o that I might  tell  Exactly how   you'd go together -well  And now'tlie time for cliilly.days draws  nigh  'To put jou up again'T madly- try-  But all In Mini     The Joints that then  did fit.  ;No'w do not come within an mcli.-of iit,  I get you two-tlilidH put ln place und  then  ���Crash   you   go   tumbling   to the   floor  again  ���Once more 1 try, you're?rather?fullyof  soot.  I jam my thumb. Tint still I peisc\eie  'One piece goes down again and rakes  my eai, '      *  1 grnl), to cnlloli the piece, another .goes  A i i falling, sciapes'ilie hide all off my  . nose  'Anil then   niiotlier iilece  falls   with  a  slam. n  And  then   the  rest goes  down and  1  . -se: ���  And  then my blood gets boiling and I  say. ���  ���"By all th.ifi. Oiltie I'll fix you anyway1'  ���Once moie I go ,to work. By patience  great ���  I get all but a single section stinlgiit.  .And th'ut.l am nboutto place, when, oh!  "The chair 1 stand on tips, down flat I  BO,  ���Willis nn-nnd lound merwtlh'a. hoi i id  crash,  *Tlie  whole come�� down again In one  grand smash.  And  then  my wffc remarks. "I nevei  saw*  .A man so ilunisj  Jaw!'  And for n tinninn send, while I retire  'To wash iiiwlf and sweat, to Vent m\  lie. i ,    .,4  I.tJE VERNON  I say, "Hold  your  EIGHT 1I0UBS POIt THIC 1J0I1>KR-  ' MA1CBUS. '  Th.' coinenllon of the nolleimulterii  nnd Ship llulldcrs of Amei'lcn, held In  'ICnnsnk Clly in .Inly, accepted and sent  the following to n referendum' xnVn at  the unions nflllliited with that body  "nesolvcd��� Thnt on and after June  ���the 1st, 11)01, that S-liour�� .kIiiiII constitute a day's work, tn all brandies of  the trade under the Jurisdiction of  this Ornnd Body, without liny reduction of wuges.  "Kesolved���That the sense of the  ���subordinate lodges .be. taken upon' (he  question, by the letercndum vote and  that the vote be returned to the Grand  Council not later than January 1st,  1901. ,   ,* .       ,   ,    ��� '     ,  ' ItesoHed���Thatf the 'Gtand Body  shall appoint District organizers ,in  such localities ,\y_ier��, the' saipe .maybe necessary in ord<>'r that our iiacle  shall be In a condition to Imposa the.  8-hour day on the said date, June 1st, J  1901."  the bread,'' ho returned, laying a bracelet of silver coins,'elegantly strung upon  Interlacing silver chains, before the  sisters, who recognized tho oxuet number  of coins given him in requital 'of his  ^services "Of course I shall respect your  Incognito," ho added, "but surely this  ^dismissal Is rather hard. As n cabman I  Have been so kindly welcomed in these  rooms,''  ."Tho caie is pow altered. You are on  enrrs "son," Raid.' piivia,, with sovero  reprbadh. . " (i >   - i  "I can't help being'on earl's son," he  replied, with a melancholy air. VI didn't  cijooso"thnt'sUrto of life. I would rather  hilvo been Prince of ffules. Hii is tlio  only rank, save one, < in which u man  can neither act) 'speak or think as he  likes,.mid in-which .one really earns his  chump igne nnd havanas ��� His is tho olfly  station in which' it' is a credit to be  jolly.", ���  '"Xo one supposes von ,to"bo guilty of  your own birth, Mr. Forrester,'',continued OlKlu with" unabittad majesty;  "but I think yon might see tbat lt places  a bar to your udmKklon here. There are  certain conventions "with regard to the  association of ladies and gentlemen���"  "Kxactlv. But Olivia Wynter told me  that fcho despised conventionality, as I  do. ,'And I might, perhaps, hint that it  is not.usniil for iinmnrrieil ladies to have  young cabmen to tea with them."  "Henlly,. Mr. IJoirester,". interrupted  Geraldlne, .with hent, , for sho felt tbut  this,was ungiuteful as coming from the  faiored. cabimin himself, "lt must be  e\ Ident' to tha densest intelligence that u  cob_pan is in a class so far beneath Uf  as to^ in quite a different category."  '".Quito so. But thon Miss Wynter hns  , renounced class distinctions. Whnt a deal  of misapplied charity jhcre is in this  world, to, be sure!','  "And misapplied tolontj" added Geraldlne.. .."What a pity you aronot a bar-  ristur, Mr. Forre-ter, your clionts might  commit the ci ucllest murders ��� with a  qufqt mlntll"        .       '     > ^   .  ,^At this'moment another step was heard  zipou tholstair, and was succeeded by a  gentlj.knock at' the p,irlor door, which  Maisjo .openeiij disclosing tho form of a  votibg Uidy,wnli n sweet smile and in an  elegant co-tunic, who appeared to be a  stranger,to'the thr\o~ sisters, .   ,  "\IThat* Mar); horef'p'.' she exclaimed  upop seeing liim, and jumping" riLshly to  conclusions' she took.it for. granted that  her "brother's intondesl'proposnjs were already accepted. "And ypu, don't recognize me, Miss Do",'ffjijtcri 'IJon't you  remember my Christsnasat Nortlicourt.  un'<lJtho fun we hadf'and". Mark kissing  .Hrtlq' Livy under tho mlstlet<ieP To think  that ho'hhould fall ln lovo with her in  the disguise of a cabman after all. Dear  old lady M'Whymper told me all about  it this morning, and 1 thought I might  venture to cull,"  "My  sister,   Lady   Jano   Forrester,"  _Hild_Mr,_l.orrester,-introiliic!ng-her.   "Whnti the miikmaidl"' cried Geraldlne, laughing.    ��� ,.  '.'Yej; Jano tho /iiUKiimld," .ropll'>d  tho ijuci^t, sinking^ .O.Jo,,tho lounging  chair'tliat was''offeroiVhor.', ,"0h, lt was  (iul.t(i true._,,I d<i lull);, tho cows some-  tiiuos, and make the butter. Murk nover  (lbs J)ear. Mlwi }le Wynter, I appreciate  jour life nnd ijuito bellevo* in woinon'H  dlsahilitlos, though I never' admiMt to  men, for fear of being thought'' bold and  ainfeiiiinljie. Hut I do, hopq that you will  mai ry Mark���tlio poor fellijiv In m> dri'uil-  fully in lirtc," , ..'.,' , .  _,','If happened during tho first cup of  tea, '���'lie oxpliil.ic'd, looking hard at the  (uilliog, ns if tal.ing that mute objeot to  witness,.  "'1'ho order of thiugA  was  iippiirently  reversed!"  commented   Goraliliim, "thu  1 ''""  ' 1  of  tho  comedy endf"  "Very lamely," replied the lover,  "since as Byron said on<a similar' occasion, 'Jock hath not Jill.' " , *.' .  "And Is love's labor quite lost?" asked  Geraldino, ln a melancholy," tone. "Was  all that wild cake eaten, and Qucen't  -English mangled formothing?" -  "Shall I be a milkmaid, a gamekeeper's daughter, and a cabman's suite? tor  nothing!"' continued Lady Jane.  Then somebody who was wondrow  wise proposed thattthcy all - should take  .some tea. .-',lt.       -   -<    .  i , -.  "It con scarcely forglye Mr, Forrester  for ..telling us ., that .Jijs f(it(ior was a  gametfeeper, end, devoted in his old age  to cows and pls.6,"_ Maisie ��� said, in. ,the  course of.-1 a general conversation .ot a  revolutionary choracter.        ,.  "If ,��inon who .preserves the game,,ol  half ot two counties is not a (gamekeeper,  I don't know who is," ho returned.  "And the brother preacher���the Radical, Sooiollst arid' Methodist?'' continued  Olivia.  "I deny the Methodist. The rest,are  viBllilo any day to tbe eye of , flesh In tha  vluir of.St... Kndegundn'B." .[  ��� _When.'Lody M'Whymper's sixth cup of  fen had vanished, the, exrcabmiin iregret-  fully, rope,with the ,ludy guests to tn\.e,  his lea^e, ,"Whnt a blank next Sunday)  will,be,"- he whispered to Olivia on sjiy-  lug/.good-bye ,,,,"How I shall miss,the  Greek le'iwsn"    , ,      ��� <     ,   ���  "And "(tab," replied Olivia, .with her  old Impetuous air, "for I did liko that  oabmuu���us a. cabman, I mean,"  "And I did lovq(thtit Greek, teacher���  as a teacher," of course."  "Tho comedy will bo quite perfect,"  Geraldlne yms then saying to Lady .Tone;  "Jack will have Jill before long, and my  sister will have to assert the independence of woman in tho domestic, circle.  How.Northwvnd will chucklo!"  Lord Northwynd |dld ahuokle three  years'later,' when his long-lost sister returned^ the bosom of her family as Mrs.  Forrester.���From Bhickwood's Magazine  There  tea  Brtrretf-iho'spoon, , instead  bW��?tlrrIr,g;t>iele,i'' /-  WXia ^buk^lVer H^g  lenity with  ".'Vkof winsWeroWe mijiAts, und then  turqevd_��  withering ^laiujh .Mp^m' ~(Ue  i-'iHpri.Whope n^m;4yxhwy,, was .tem-  pjired by p, sqpso, at, tumor. ���"Thls   Is  quite new fo. us,ti', t)he '^obsorvod; "and,,  proy, which of us does Mr.  Forroitcr in?1  tend to% honor wlth.h'ii hUndf'i'       '  ,.''iS6^^fe^.BhpsTefl 'Sip .the greafeii  est ttlss-0 ^(a,',f^iif ffiedf-W��� >i.ta.'  ^.P^'H^.'JthW'x'11  my Bister  h.uf$ venttj^e^to puf the ijftpoJe. ve, que*-,  tloR,*s<. at-^JWy'i But tt is j��j_.flr_n;_nton-  tloia.to. ^en.v<x w 8ton��;'. unturned .until J,.  have porsuiided .you toYtaanyr mo,- la  fnot,". ho added, " I will marry you..'.'  * Olivia laushod i_  doflant  littlo bOitrk  ���54T"^"v  .\ as ndvj  uinelng the best Inteitsts not only ofj  irtigc-eai htti. but ��!so of the bankers^  grocers, clothiers,  tnllois,  bakers, and|  ltidliebtly of the employers themiaivefij'  He aigued that manufacture!s like the, .  lumbermen     obould    be    pieparcd to*  make some roasonablo return to the;  people for fie depletion of the naturall  resources of the country   He held that  the olty had power to puss mich a "bylaw, busing his opinion on the by-law  empowering     claute     of     the     new  charter      which       empowered       thai  ��� , . .     .   , IMMlng    ot    by-law?    for   purchas-i  Focrerter,   who   was  firm?? | lng,       acquiring,       operating       andh  maintaining any   water    woiks,    gasu.'  n-iiks, and eiectiic light works, w_\eth-f  ei  Jhe source of supply, or the powei  ico.uli"*3' he situate within or i\ itnout-p  the llm'','ta ��f the city, and legulating  the.condi'.'Jons and. terms under which  the same r.W ,be supplied    H* stated  that lt was n'ot proposed, to deprive the  manufaotureis ��f anything which they  already., had.   If -a, man chose to employ Chinese and  Japanese  he would  simply come under the,old lates.   The  man who dealt fairly- by the city by  paving fair wages to w"hlte men, how  ever, would he cncouiaged by   getting  their water.at a lower rate. -The Chinese  and Japanese ...were not,;.as. had  been  contended, necessary to the lumber Industry.   When he came to the city ten  yeai'3,.ago he,had-worked in '.the':.saw  mills  here and  then    no    Mongolians  were employed, and the price.of ,'luni-  bei   was as high now as then.     Nor  w;ere. -these, people , being. employed, on  Ihe other side.   He had been down to  Seattle  to  Investigate   the matter pei-  sonally, and;had found that not a mill  there was -employing Chinese of Japs.  When  questioned   about   the   employment of-Japs and" Chinese one of the  employers there remarked     "If we find  any..,of them,, around here we'll  d   ���-oon  throw  them  Into  the  bay."   "It  mskes a man's hem t foel good to hear  imployeis  talk   that    way,"  lemaiked  Aid    Buxtei.   The  oV'dence   given   by  tlie saw mill companies here showed  that  they  weie paying  their Mongol-  Ian hand,s about 00 cents a dav      At  Seattle he had found that no man was  receiving less than 11.75 a day    At Ballard he found one company paying as  low as |1.CQ per day to a few men, but  even here ; the number below''JI.75 .was  veiv fen     He    had  also    found   that  wlilfe,,that?.was true, of the lowest siil-  ailes. lt was also tiue ithat the highest  paid  In  some of the  largest concerns  did not exceed J2p0 a month even for  managers.     Here, howevei,   managers  received .three, four or five thousand per  I year, In some instances being.paid' (by  oneconcern   The leak was at the top. It  was these high salaries that made the  necessity for low, v.ages   Again it Tiad  been  urged that there was a scaicltv  of men here    Well, men here working  on the carriage were pald"$_0 a month  and In Seattle U.'iO per clay.   >Tntuially the men went where thev could get  the bettoi   pay. v In    the   Sound mills,  too,  employees weie, paid  every   Monday "night, anddld not have to watt un-  ��� til,; 20th September ,to .receive pay-for  Uven August work, as In the Vancouver mlllh    He, had made Inquii le", not  from.the employees;of any of the mills,  for. that would be to nsk them to risk  their'   .situations,    but . from    outside  souices    and    was able to   state positively that at the Royal Citv saw mill  lest week theie were about sixty oaps  and; only abput.'lS or 40 white men, and  that when  they   were veiv busy   fiom  00 to 100 Jap,s would be employed and  .O.vvhlte.nieri.- The statement that the  llnst'Ings  mill employed     '100  men,- of  whom only 100 wore Japs, lie 'had ren-  spn   to  believe  was  false    Tlie  statement wasalso made, that in the east  this,'work had been<lonc by women be-  noy*,    "Whoevei heaid of a woman being  employed   In   a   siwinlll'   No one  ever:saw .It.  and  the; mail  who made  the  statement   nevei    saw It  eithei "  Passing   on    to ?the." alleged    disadvantages  under: which -the   Canudian  mills  labored,  a" compaied    with  the  other .side, i.the..aldermen said, that,lie  admitted the disadvantage with regiud  to, heavy duty, paid on machinery, but  that after all  was only an Initial <Ua-  ndyqntnge       A   bigger    maiket    was  claimed  for, mills'on'the Sound.   The  maiket  was c-lxteen times as big, but  the means of supplying It wete twenty-five'times larger, so that here the  Canadians really had no' disadvantage  to -amount-to-much    ���\Vftti~ieg.iid~to  railway rates, fl. O. Ferguson had contended that the C. P.B.' .discriminated  iiga'l.nst, the local mills and  that they  hud to pay a rate of M cents as ngulnst  Ihe rate of un cents   for;  which, the  Sound mills could deliver certain class-  IfltNitlons    In    the1 Kootenay.       This  rt'tutem'ent.   the    alderman    contended,  could have been made with but one intention.  vIz-V to.deceive    the Council.  He hiid made.'Inquiries as to thlK. and  hud found that tho highest rate charged   by   the C    P   It   was ')4  c��nts foi  broken  carloads of hiisIi,. doors,  ot<.,  etc., cxnclly tlie.siinie rule being.charged  from Sound pol'lct by tin- <.',.  N'.ll  Saw mill products,- however, could  be  .shliipeil. Ih carload lots from  Vnneoir-  \er  to   Nelson,   New   Denver,   Snndoii,  Slncnn,  'mill,  nnd  otlvr points  for 10  coii.lu, ns a spt'clnl Hi rough  rate.     To  .some of these places the-G. N. It. gnve  the  anme   rate   from   Sen'ttle.   Iiiit   to  others they charged ilhree cents more,  so lhat here whntevei advantage theie  was lay. with  the local  men. and not  iisrii.inst  them.' ns Mr.   .FerguHon  had  stated.    There 'was' every  re-nson vvhv  the. motion should puss, and now'thnt  the'edueatlon test clause bad been eliminated,, hc.'.'.knewv'Of. none ��� why  it  should-be l'ejected  ���RAILWAY NOTES.   (I'EARM'i  Am sr t  is a standing order on the; I,  ���C It to the effect that if employees me  reported, for not paying their debts  they are to be .dismissed.  Sli William Van Home has secure!  Horn R' G Reld, a site foi u shooting  lodge on the west eoa6t of Newfoundland, where ho ? will 'build a residence  and spend ;iy part of each summer  ���The Conductor and Trainmen' brotherhoods ot Winnipeg, will hold Joint  meetings once a month foi the purpose  of mutual''benefit.  Th1 Intel colonial Railway has placed  nn order with, .he Richmond' Locomotive & .Machine Works; for 10 'consolidation loconiotl.ves with 50-inch drlve'is,  weight    in    working    order,      101,000  pounds, with 1-1J.000 pounds on diher-  Ihe boileis are to be of the  straight  top tpye, 06-Inch diameter at the smoke  box  end,, and Will    carry  200  pound-,  steam      Five   of   these   engines   compounds with 21 1-2-inch and 3'> by J0-  inch cylinder*.  .The executive- of- Hie. Order of Railway Conductors'have completed.their  business with the C. P. R. officials at  Montreal.    The chairman of the committee Immediately left for .Winnipeg,  where in conjunction with representatives of the western branch,  .he   has  been In consultation   with the supeiln-  ttnd*.nriii"cbrinectloii with thelmuble  tlipL h.i'i ailsen thiough' the operation  ofthe company's new auditor or "spotter" system.    It is understood that the  auditors  have  now-    been, withdrawn,  but three'members, of the Order of Conductors had  been suspended   for   not  complying with  the demands of these  spotters.  Tlio organization wants them  reinstated.  II seems (Mlllciilt to believe that our  railway   system   Is, accompanied    bv  more deutlis and greater sufTeilng than  war itself, yet .Mils conclusion is wiu-  rnnteil by Ihe nnntinl report of the ln-  ter-stale Commerce CommlHsloii,   says  the   Literalv   !>lgest.     The  icpoit declines; " The total number of cuhiiiiI-  tle��i to persons ,011 account of railway  iiei'li)"nts In   the  United  States during  the' year ending June  .10th,"IS!)!),  wns  51,743.   The aggregate number ..of'poisons killed us. a'.result of raliivuy, .11-  cldents dining t'he vear wns 7,l.'l, and  the   number    injured   was  AA.020    .Of  lallwav   employees',    2 210    were  killed  and.3'.!)21 were Injured during thij yem  coyered by this iepoit  , With respect  to tbe three general classes of employees  these casualties    were divided'as follows    l'lalnraqij, 1.155 killed, J6.6C.1 Injured; switchmen, flagmen and watchmen, 273 killed, 2,992 Injured, otihei employees'' 782 killed,'. 15,268 Injured.     The  Aipiy nnd Navy;   ^oilrnal   .points out,  that,pn this basl? the, risk of, Hnito among train men on the railroads In the  Ulilied States Is nearly four times -is  great  as  among   the  soldiers  in  the  Philippines."  Mqers* Hooac?>jufid Dec|> Well  ^' '--��� l       ___. I   * it   ��      I << -I'M      k.^      3*j 311 ���  Prior & ��������  ;      " (LIMITED.)  Hastings '/Street-^ -i-'v.   , ��      -]i        vlA       ���IUli<l|'ll1    ,.  red, -as to what an Independent should  stand for. This is the, result when  put in shape to be listed:   ,  1 1. Tjilfi for necessaiy revenue only,  not for, protection of special .interests.  2. Protect ion of the people wherever  possible against tlie encroachments of  monopolies nnd combines,   v  ��� 3.. '.Protection for the .public Interest  clgViinst;ithat of private companies;in  transportation.by kind and water, such  as a commission, with sufficient powers  would-;iifford. -  4. Discontinuance of subsidies to railway companies and of all subsidies for  political,purposes.  5. .Rciti Iction of the Increase of the  public debt  G. Discontinuance ot;.the.exemption  ofiOorpc-ratlons fi-om their proper, share  of;.t��ixation  i7.> Lin nation ot militaiy e\pendi-  ture  ��� 1 ,  ,8. General economy m the public service.    .9. StrictYimaintenance". oT'CiuiadiVn**  self-government.  .To-rf     f"  H  '���-I .1       ADM  iw*i>__5    rahft  te-  Yii'PAClWCi  tp the  .9   'UftS ,'   !  St��wii^*.t (6as, ^jand  Blouse Cool  Ol the Following Grades:  Double Screened Lump,*  Hun of the Mine,  / WuBhed Nut and  ScreeninitM.  sAMUtI. *r. HOni.NS, Snnerliitcndtnt.  h\ \.\*s, COI K.Vf.VM A UViNS,  ���Vancouver City, 11. C.  Agents,  t  V'rrt   ( ���;  A UK YOU   tnklng  we' would  like  literature  Springs,  a vacation?   If so,  to Bend  you  some  about ...1  I.anft     Hot  The Oreat   Glacier   ot  1   iTNDEPfiNDBNT  OPINIONS.  The,Weekly.''Sun has been gatheilng  opinions fi om. leading Independent men,  having regnid to the.town sis well as  the country, but looking at the farming  interest as the principal interest lnvol-  the Selkirk*," and the miignlflccnt  hotol�� there operated by the Canadian l'nelllc llnlhvny. Cheap F.x-  curslon nates made from nil Pacific! Coast .points,  Oil, .IF. VOU. are going East take your  Tickets by the "Imperial Limited"  and  spend  a day  or  two at  our  mountain resorts.   You will benefit  ���   by It and enjoy It.  Vancouver to New  Westminster and the  fraser River.      *      j*-  A BEAUTIFUL TKIP ON THE MAG-  NIFICBNT ELECTIUC CAltS.  every hour��  (Saturday  Leaving Carrall   street  from 7 a. 111.  till 10 p. m.  and Sundays,' 11 p. m.)  Last car from New 'Westminster, '��  p. m. (Saturdays and Sundays, ��� 1ft  p. iu.  PAUKP���Single,  cents.  SPECIAL    SUNDAY  Apply; to any Canadian  . way 'Agent or to  Pacific  Rall-  E.;.r.COYLK,  A. G. P. A.  Vancouver, B.;C.  J VMES SCIATER, '  Tirket Agent,  428 Havtinfts St,  Vancouver, B. C.  35 cents; return, 60)  EXCURSIONS.  *  Tlckels for sale at oflice only.  j. '  ROUND.TRIP, FIFTY CENTS.  , C. ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO.,  J.  1 _��*���  -x  B%i?*5i  vr  <J. P. TURNER  4,,.' -'���   an."  -i*   *-��  . i.iihi   .1 1.  Wines, Litpors'-and Cigars "  670 Granville St., Vancouver  Tclcphnnti ��2,  _rj*��ii'-T��'-^" ��� THE IISTDErENDBNT.  SATURDAY.  SEPTEMBER 22, 1900  Tho rate for classified advertisements is  eno cent a word, but no ad. will be inserted for loss than 25 cents.  Union Directory.  VANCOUVER TRADES AND I_ABOU  Council, President, Jos. Dixon; vice  firesident, J. Morton; secretary. J. C  Marshall, P. o. Hex ISO; fluiincliU sec  ri'tary, 1''. Williams; treasurer, J. Pearey;  statistician, AV. Davis; sergenm-nt-ariiis,  J. Dodd. Parliamentary committee���Chuir-  unin, John l.'cai'i'y; seerelary. ,1. Morton.  -Meeting���First nml third Friday in eneli  ���mcntli, nt 7.*'n p. in., [u ITnlou Hail, cornel  SHin.smuir and Homer street:..  VANCOl'Mt TYPOGRAPHICAL, UNION  No. "*_0, meets llie last Sunday ln each  month mt Union hull. President, E. I..  Woodruff; vlco-pri'stdont, J. C. Marshall;  Becietnry, J. F. Watkins; P. O. box GO;  treasurer, XV. Brand; sergeant-nt-nmis,  Ouss J. Dunn; 'exocuilvo committee���  eiinlriiuin, J. C. Marshall: Ceo. Wilby  C. 6. Campbell, C. T. Dutton, W. Armstrong. Delegates to the Trades nnd Lab  or council, J. C. Marshall, Geo. Wilby, C.  S. Campbell.  STREET   RAILWAY   MI'.N'S   UNION  Meets second and fourth Saturday  each month, in Sutherland Hall. corn..  Westminster avenue and Hastings street  at 8 p. in. President, Robert Brunt; vice-  firesiilcnt, 11. Vanderwarkc: secretary, II.  O. Thomas; treasurer, J. Jenlctnsou; conductor, A. Russell; warden, G. F. Len-  festy; sentinel, Jolm Pnxman; delegates  to Trades and Lnibor council; John Peary,  It. O. Thomas, Prince Perry, Jus. Burto"  Geo. Lenfesty.  "RETAIL OLBlilvS'' INTERNATIONAL  Prolective Association. -Local -No. 271).  1'ast president, G. B. Kerfoot; president,  1*. A. Mengiher; first vice-president, T.  A, Phillips; second vice-president, I\Iiss  Maggie Clark: recording secretary, W. J.  Orr, No! 20_r_ Westminster avenue; financial   secretary,   N.  J.   White; :treasurer,  . John Peters: guanlian, I'. Parenl; guide,  JMIss A. G. Verge; Trades and Ln'bur Council delegates, P. A. .Meagher, John I'ctors.  " nml 12. E., C. Johnson. Meets every first  and third .Tuesday' in Sutherland iiall  Westminster avenue.  INTERNATIONAL BRICKLAYERS  - and Masons' Union, No. 1, of B. C���Pre-  ' siclent, Jas. Jelifrey; vice-president, "Wm.  Barker;   corresponding   secretary,   T.   A.  Utirmnn; financial secretary, Wm. Taite;  tyler, Win. Brnhlga. Meets every Monday  evening in Union hall.  ���:UNITED BROTHERHOOD- Ol'' CARPENTERS nnd Joiners���Meets every sec-  'oiid and fourth Thursday in Union Hall,  room No..3. President. "Win. F. McKenzie",  . 4S7? Niiitli avenue; "'vice-president' Hugh  "Wilson; secretary, A. E. Coffin. 730 Nelson  Street;   financial  secretary,  W.   Fal-  .'scner; treasurer, Geo. Walker; conductor,  Ben.. Carrol; warden, YTos Dixon; delegates to T. and L.- council, Jos. Dixon,  Robt. Macpherson, H. Wilson.  THE PACIiFIC COAST SHINGLE  WEAVERS' UNION meets'every third  Sunday- in each month'at 3 p. m. in Union   Hall,   corner   Dunsmuir  anil. Homer  'street.   II".   J.   Neary,   president;      R.   E.  ��� Howe, secretary, box'757, New Westminster.  Visiting brethren invited  to' attend.  lNTERNATlbuN'AL, ASSOCIATION OF  MACITINISTS-Be.iver 'Lodge, No. 182-  Mcets second and fourth .'Wednesday In  each month in Union Hall. President, Will  MacClaiii: vice-president; Thos. Littler;  corresponding ��� secretary, Wm. fjcers, K!  Richards street; financial secretary, IT.  McVety, .1102 Seymour .street....  ,.��� JOURNEY.MBN TAILORS' UNION OF  ��� - - AMERICA,;:--No. 17S-Meets alternate,  Mondays, in room 1, Union Hall. President,? F.. Williams; vice-president, Miss  Barker; recording secretary, HY Burrllt;  tlnanclal secretary, iMiss McLennan; treasurer, E. Neilson; sergeant-at-nrms, J.  JJaoust.  VICTORIA TRADES ; AND .LABOR  Council meets every alternate Wednesday at S p. m. in Sir William Wallace  hall. President, AV. M. Wilson; vice-president, Jas. T'ogg; corresponding secretary,  J. D. McNiyen, P. O' -box; ,302, Victoria;  . recording anil financial secretary, A.? S.  Emery; ^ Treasurer, A. Hay";; sergeant:  jit-arms, T. Masters.  THE VANCOUVER LABOR PARTY  . meets every second, and fourth Wednesday Ineaeh month in-Union Hall. President, Geo. Wilby; first vicc-iwcsidcnt,  George Bartley; second vice-president," P.  Atkinson; recording'secretary, John Morton; financial secretary, , John Pearey;  treasurer, J. A. Dlbden; statistician,.Geo.  lluht.' :'.'..''  CIGARMAKERS' UNION. NO Si".���  "Meets the .first* Tuesday in_ each month  In Union hall. President, P. R'.-'Reverb;  vice-president. P. Waxstock; secretary,  -G. Thomas, jr.. US. Cordova street West;  treasurer, S. >W.VJohnson: sergeant-at-  nrms, C. Parsons; delegates to Trades nnd  Labor Co-unoll, J. Crow, C. C. Copeland,  D. Morrissy.  Meetings.  \ F. O. E.���VANCOUVER AERIE NO. 0,  * F. O. E., meets every Wednesday night,  and second Wednesday only of the months  of July, August and September. Visiting  - ir.emfoers_welcoinc__ If. W. Findley, W^l'.,  Province- oflice; S. RY^obbT^WY^SlT  World oflice.  I. O. O. F.,UM. U.��� LOYAL T1UNE FOR  EVER lodge. No. 7:1.2, nnoots evory bcc-  ond and fourth Tuesday 'in llie month In  the hall; over Harvey's store, corner of  Hastings street and Westminster avenue, Vancouver; sojourning brethren cor*  dially. invited. F. Black, N. G.; R. XV.  Partridge, secretary.     .,,  Real Estate.  REAL ESTATE SNAPS.  -    HOUSE   AND   TWO  JXJTS   ON    FAIR-  VIEW, seven  rooms, nice;garden, fenced, sheds In rear; only !J.ST>0; easy terms; a  .'"bargain   worth   looking'up.   T.   Mathews,  ���1T7 Hastings Street.  HOUSE AND LOT'.ON BARNARD ST.���  seven rooms, in good  repair; price $'._��;  '      terms to arrange. T. Mathews, ,117 Hastings Street.    "     ' .'  TWO  LOTS  ON  TRAM     LINE���Corner  Venoblos  and  Park  Drive;  size  Xlxl.'B;  price "125 each. T. Mathews, -117 Hastings:  WLVE  LOTS  ON  GRAND   VIEW���ONE  block'from Tram line; only $10 per lot.  These are snaps.  T. Mathews, -117 Hast-  ings^Strcct. ._,,,;y,;. -?; - ;Y-        ./..���.*      :^; ���  FIVE' ACRE i.TRACT-ON    "VICTORIA1  roiid���About three miles'from the City;  good  soil;   easily cleared;? only. !f300.     T.  "Mathews, 417 Hastings Street.   Y ���'���', "<��� ��� ...  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.  FISHERMEN'S STRIKE.  Editor Independent: The article "A  Resume of the Fishermen's Strike,  1900," appearing lu The Independent on  Sept. Sill, 1 have read with much interest, ������having been an eye witness lo  the whole affair from start to llnish.  I,also saw llie arrival of the militia,  their slay here and their departure  from tills place. 1 listened to the  speaker and heard the Fort Simpson  band music. To say the strikers were  unite orderly and well-beliiived is only  repealing what hundreds of others have  said truthfully, who s-.tw them daily.  Further, that nothing could lie sulci  ugaiiiM the conduct of the militiamen  wlille on duly here is also true. Neither  the strikers nor militiamen were looking for trouble. Now, who were? is  tbc'.iiuoKtloii. We may yet get some  light on that part of this memorable  strike, which, as you remark In your  able article. I.s not yet settled. .Nor  indeed could be until after llie removal  from olllce of a few influential'runncry  financiers, or rather mistils in that position, who nro tlie direct cause of the  strike without a doubt mid Its consequences. Wero it not for such misfits  lu important positions, Capital and,Labor would work together In perfect harmony, .profitable iiiul beneficial to both  and all concerned. But unfortunately  we 'have such iiien,.todeiil with, as you  point out in your article, who are not  satisfied wilh a fair or good profit but  want it all, and the rest can starve to  .death, c Men who will visit Japan and  China and successfully encourage  hordes of undesirable cheap workers1 to  svvunm our shores, compel our own respectable working citizens to accept the  same wages or get off the premises and  starve, if you will. But our cannery  men will rush the completion of..houses  for the accommodation of O. ill. M.  niul F. B. little brown men and engage  more than enough of iliein to man  every cannery boat on the Fraser river.  Then we find a strong Canners' Association formed 'aiul offer tiny, old nrlce  for salmon to the white unci liidlan-lish-  ernieii and think thnt t'he Japs  can control the situation nnd  do all the fishing that is  wanted al association prices.'If astrike  occurs we can call out tlie militia to  break it and have tilings nil our. way.  The strikers had and."'have too good n  cause lo'l.e-so easily -driven;. gtlYthelr.  own waters and foreigners put in control,-'.although a muster unci demonstration of Japanese, strength was ordered  to , form ��� in procession and march  through the town of Steveston some  '.nOO strong, to' show how easily they  could drive the white.men and Indians  off 'the Fraser river, lt was certainly  a very trying and critical hour for British-born subjects to see'"4.500 Japs  marching In defiant procession through  Steveston. We could bear good British  subjects ask the question .Is .this-.Canada 7 Are we under the British Hag, or  is this u Japanese'invasion'.' ols no protest to be made? If but one word was  spoken oui. loud by any white man to  stop that , procession, three thousand  white,men and Indians would have been  at the throats of O. ..M...M. and.F. B.'s  Utile brown:- men from,'. Japan,-and  bloodshed to no end" would, have covered the. plank:.;str'cets of Steveston, and  with" all due respect to 'lie militia, they  could not have coped- with t'he situation, even If they were so inclined to  take un arms against tlvalr own blood  relations to'protect'the semi-slave employees of' the cannery men. yI fear  the cowardly order of a misllt militia  ofllcer? "sihool to killj" would fall flat  or be returned in deadly effect to the  nilsllt ofiiceiv who gave dt. It is time  enough' to give an order.of that kind  when the necessity of the case will  warrant It, but the man Is not fit for.  his position'who will give an order of  lhat kind when he Is not aware of the  circumstances under which the order  should be obeyed or ills effect. That  there was no tjoodshed."the credit Is  due to tlie fishermen and not to Hie  Misfit cannery financiers, who put all  the Inflnmable elements 'together- A  whole book could be filled with the  dastardly ? attempt of a few cannery  misfit financiers to drive the white  fishermen off the Fraser river. It. is  within the last month'we read the Sad  Item In t'he Vancouver papers���man  found dead on the street and his wife  anil family left In a starving condition  with'scarcely a bite to eat in their  house. Could this man: hot get employment and pay enough in Vancou-  er to keep, himself and his family  from starving,, or did .0. M.  M. and F. B.'s little brown  men from Japan so ' glut this  limited labor market that he was  forced;out to.die on the streets. Now  tell 'me'what Is the difference;between  he "shoot to kill" our own citizens or  irlnglng-hordos-of-eheap=wori_e~rs_J_erj__  o put them out of employment or reduce theni to t'he same low level of the  semi-slave? It takes aboul the same  hiss of a ninn to do either one or the  ither. And they nre notorious misfits  n high places that must be removed,  ir. 11' not. we must have government  iwiierslrip of railroads, banks, tele-  trnph, telephone and many .other sys-  cms that, are now in the hands of  :rab-all-at-any-co.st mislits.  CITIZEN.  .Steveston,'Sept. 20, 1900.  ���HjOT ON NELSON STREET���Fine view of  English   Bay;  only $725; la'i bargain.  T.  Mathews, 417 Hastings Street.  ALIX BANTER.  ���Editor llndepeiulent: The thunks of  the working men of this clly arc due  Aid. Maxtor for Ills manly nnd  strnIghtfcmvhI'd advocacy of. their  cause last Monday night in the Clly  Council. It i.s a. treat we do not often  hear. It would be well were more men  In this city like Aid. Haxter. who would  lie ready lo take up the .working man's  :;anse ns 'iigalnst the capitalist. Ii in  nil the more refreshing when we know  that he had not been asked by the  workingmen t6 do so. He acted as a  matter of duty to his fellow white sufferers. Having worked In the mills  himself, he knew what he was talking  about.and did nol hesitate .to saiy .what  he thought. I counted 00 Japs last Saturday afternoon leaving thblr w'ork at  the Royal City iMillls. Then there were  a number of Chinamen employed -aroun  number of Chinamen employed  around the shingle mills .'-which were  not counted.? -Altogether' there mnsr be  75 Mongolians employed In that one mill  to 3S white men. Now, sir, taking this  one mill for example, is It not a wonder  our business men do no-. ru_ise a. cry  against this sort of thing? There is  about 8,000 Mongolians around the saw  mills and shingle factories, on the sections, building electric roads, cm the  bunks ot" the Frazer, In our fishing Industry, in grocery stores, shoe shops,  tailor shops, Japanese bakeries, eiting  houses, dry goods, nnd in almost every  walk of .life these Japs and uninnmen  have crept, till at last this state of  things confront'the merchant its well  as the working, man. Take ihe work  from these Mongolians and give It to  the white man. lt would menu that  thousands of dollars more would be  ment each 'month among our merchants. The 'wonder is thut they nave not  agitated against .these people before  now. There must be some reason for  this, lt may be that tholr business is  so entangled with the banks (who run  ihe Mongolian producing concerns) that  -hey are afraid ^>f offending them for  tear of 'hav.iiig their strings tightened.  If il is'not so, and you are a free agent,  for humanity's sake speak out in ycjjir'  Board of Trade and agitate for an W-  teration of this.suite of affairs. Advocate here similar laws as'.wore adopted  In.! Australia, when they taxed everything that Oriental people ate and  drank, und made it impossible for them  to get. work. That is what should be  -one here. Why not tax every man  and woman who keeps a man servant?  Look at the number of men,that tin's  would drive from domestic Work and  make room for the servant girl. The  excuse ithat servant g.lrls cannot be  procured is all bosh. IMake a demand  for iheih - and'. you can get them. I  saw recently-tli'a't't'hcy have'been shipping, them over to Australia from England. '.Ireland and Scotland by the  hundreds for .this purpose. Why.i'.in't  '-Ms be done here?- Any respectable  woman, I am sure, would rather have  a. female around the house than a  Chinaman or a Jap. The 13. C. parliament would be doing good work for  the province if they would have agents  in t'he older countries to send young  women out here nnd Insure them work  when they got here and not leave  them to the tender mercies of the  world. They would be doing a good  act for society by providing domestic  servants' ' and prov.ldlng the future  mothers of working men of this pro-  'InCv.5? ThIs:Jtiloi"ie"=shbiild "be an- inducement for the Government to act  along these lines. They encourage the  introduction ot thoroughbred stock .Into ;the province, why not entourage respectable,' industrious young women of  the older countries to come here and'  locate? Tills can easily- be done if the  Government would tax every one who  keeps a man servant, and put a tax oh  that would prohibit their employment.  This would make room for a more desirable class round the house���the do-,  mestlc servant- I, would draw Messrs.  Garden's,'".Tatlovv's. Martin's and G.I1-  mour's attention to this matter. It is  one worthy of consideration. One thing  sure tt would have a great effeC't'on  fills province, and one that we, the  men and women of to-day, have'a- right  to look after. ���: We have; a right to see  that this province, is Inhabited by the  descendants of the Caucasian race. We  can't do this unless w,e encourage emigration along the lines 1 have suggested. If a few more men and woman.'especially in our churches, were as outspoken aga,inst the Chinamen and,Japs  as,they are in their favor, It would be  a good; deal..better for the province.  Workingmen; should not "go to church  and support nien who will Insist on  keeping silent on the Mongolian question. Don't subscribe, one cent toward  their support. Show them that the  Chinamen don't pay the salaries of  the parsons, but that you. who are be-  ���ing supplanted, have been helping to  paytheir salaries. They-are your servants, and if ,you cut their .salaries  they will soon cease encouraging the  Government3to let the Mongols:in.free.  I sny we want outspoken men. We want  voices, raised against this cheap lnbor  which; Is eating tlie life out of our city  and province. We want fearless men  like Aid. Baxter who will say and do  what Is right, though the heavens "fall.  Than'klhg you. Mr. Editor. In advance.  PICK AND SHOVEL.  Vancouver, Sept.-21, 1900.  of ideas for the advancement of civilization. The ideas underlying the formation of trusts are identical with  those on which trade-unionism is built  up. It is thought that unionism, as  opposed to Individualism in business,  will correct the evils of overeompeti-  tion which undermine the very existence of industry. The endeavors of  trade-unions and trusts are therefore  not only good and just, but also bene-  liclal to the country, because the wel-  fure of the Industrial classes depends  on living prices and living wages. Hut  In form of organization, trusts differ  widely from trade-unions. The former  extinguish, the latter strengthen the  economic individual. A business man  who joins a trust becomes nothing  more than n clerk in thiit organization  and holds a share without controlling  interest. One who joins a trade-union  increases his individual strength, be-  cause the union secures him a nominal income and gives him an opportunity to get an extra price for extra exertions. Now, the reason Why capitalist-producers prefer tlie trust form for  their organizations is evident; it is the  shortest and surest method to realize  their purposes, namely, to fix a limit  to competition. The'law refuses business communities the privilege to enforce resolutions fixing minimal and  maximal prices, consequently It leaves  them no other possibility to exert this  necessary povvcr than toYadopt the  trust form. But every good thing has  also its evil side, and��� trusts are,  fraught with many dangers. The most  important of, these is, that they give  their 'managers absolute control over  prices aiid wages, arid are therefore <a  great temptation to raise the former  and lower the latter? to'the''detriment  of the commonwealth... Now,'iriy. good  readers and critlcisers, 1 think 1 have  analyzed this trust question to such  an extent that it is perfectly obvious  to the most illiterate person us well  as those of intellectual power, and to  ihe business man I might say: -To  merge your capital with that ot others  is some great trust-mass seem to me  like economic suicide. The abstract  of your economic self���that Is, your  shares���continue in existence, but the  productive personality which gives  body and soul to' the wealth represented in shares departs from the Held ot  action. H.H.CONNOR.  Vancouver, Sept. 21st, 1000.  ��� . ���   ? '-THAT TRUST QUESTION.  Editor Independent: There has been  more or less criticism for the past two  weeks over my declaratory Recusation  against the "Infernal Trusts." Now, if  you will kindly .-allow me space I will  endeavor to more fully explain to those  who are interested In this question, in  the most explicit manner possible. I  hope the following mny enlighten:  Even Christ was a good economist, al-  .thoughs]ioU!tdlseiple^nf--Adam^.Snilth.^  The desire to appear ns one of "the  fittest In our unchristian struggle of  existence often leads business men to  neglect Llie constant renewal of their  capital when striking right and left  for, their goal. When we gaze nt the  enormous' power of the English irade-  unlon system, which has overcome the  rebellious capitalists, as well as the  aversion of economists, parliament and  church, then we feel Ihe moral power  of the working people, and must confess that its proper organization Is as  strong a lever lu llie intellectual world  as Is tlie mechanical lever In the physical worhl. The present buus.l of trusts  Is t li ti t they lowered the cost ot production without lowering wages,' Of  course, cheapness of production Is n  test of Its ellli'lency. as long n.s low  prices are not n I tallied Ihroiigh low  wages. Uul If the common-sense public allows this question to rest upon  this argument, there will soon be a  change, for the possession of power  Is a constant temptation to abuse it.  Human 'nature Is now n.s tickle and  restless us It has ever been.'  Trnde-unlonlsin rests on the affections of the .human will and���not on  qualities of the intellect.' We feel lhat  our vocation docs not satisfy us and  we unite to improve If. For this reason," the most learned professionals and  enlightened business men can very  well be In perfect sympathy with illiterate laborers, which is not the case  with associations for the promotion of  social  intercourse or  the  propagation  "������"' '���--'���WANTS"''A  DAILY. -"  Editor ���'"'Independent: This letter Is  addressed to the working men of. A'n'n-  couver. It is not my place "to tell you  what to do, or what not to do.? but I  would suggest thut.it Is to my mind  high time that the workers of this  city had an independent daily paper  of their own. Not .merely a labor advocate, but also ail anti-jingo, unbiased  self-supporting newspaper; one back-,  ed by all the different trades unions,  socialists, singletaxers. ' and all labor  organizations; a paper that would-be  Independent'in.? more than a name���  which The Independent ,'it present is  not. for '.reasons that you .caii better  understand than ��� 1 can. You . h'lve  boycotted the Daily Province for-.wliai?  Because it wns a. little or a good deal  more pronounced, than- the? World or  the News-Advertiser- ih'"'It's "'advocacy''  of the.interests, of the capitalist ci.'.ss,  which,class.is the master of ail three.  I tell you,'working men, if yen iion'l  take, hold and that quickly,- of the'one  paper that is trying,to fight for yo-.i, it.  too. will have to go down on '.:s knees  to that class thnt Is.."robbing.?, you*  and your class of the-"'-'greiler  part of whin - you . have ;cre-  ated by your ceaseless toll? You  may boycott us much as y.i'.i have a,  mind-to; you may strike as many tinitis  as your pocket,wiirstand it,, but unless you have united action as' your  motto, and unity In your organizations  the grand -.emancipation of; labb- will  neveivbe an accomplished fact.?"Strike  while the iron's hot," Have your own  paper and your own candidates In the  coming campaign.? Look?..past'- men  and .behold the. principles they advocate,, and .by so doing and by this  means only you will -achieve the grand-  eat victory or. the lath- century.'  ���'���'������'��� PROGRESS. ;'  ���Vancouver, Sept. 19, 1900.  (Note���Our worthy correspondent is  somewhat In error as to the boycotting of the Province. The Trades and  "Labor Council o'flicially. declined .to  boycott it. The Independent 'is, independent as well ,as In name. When It  censes'to be such it will close up business.���Ed.)  |SSSS8SSS8SSSSSSSSS8S88SSSSSSS8SSS888S^S8SSSS3S8Ba.  THE  Chas. Woodward Co.,  FOIIMF.KLY C WOODMA1ID.  LIMITED^  Cor. Westminster Ave. and Harris St.  Mai| Orders Solicited.  Friday and Saturday Bargains  On Friday and Saturday we offer 100 dozen Indies' black cashmere  stockings. Also SO dozen men's black   cashmere   sex,  All at One Price. rive Pair for $ I.  Toilet sets, 10 pieces for SJ..5; S" pieces for $2. Beautiful tea sols  ?0.iJO nnd fS.00. "     n /  Papotorles l.">e, Mta and L'.'ie a box. See our note paper, uc quire up. QS  See our envelopes 2 l-_c package up. Fishing tackle, trolling spoons, hooks, 5~Js  lines. All iu great variety.  Our prices do tell. Carter's Pills, 15c box: Doilil's Kidney Pills,-tOc  box: Rei'chnni's Pills, Sic box; South American Kidney Cure Kic bottle:  ���Dr. Pierce's Discovery. ST> cents; Pr. Agnow's Heart Cure, ST>c bottle:  Hood's Sarsaparllla, 75c bottle.  AVe save you money on nil prescriptions.  Mall  orders  solicited.  OOCCCGGCCCCCCGCCCCGCCCCCCPCGOGGCCCCGGGCC  oogggggggcgggcgcgcoggcggggcggogcc*<*ggScx.c  sccQccccge  jGGGOOOCO 0*  l .1  1,  |C!evAn��dnendBici|clcs|  ccccccccco  SOLE AOPNT,  24 Cordova St.  McLennan,  McFeely & Co,  WHOIVBSAL.E AND   RETAIU  DEALERS ��� IN  Shelf and Heavy  SOLE AGENTS FOR: Electric    Rubber    Bolting; '��� Board more  Double and Single Leathe r  Belting;  MajcsWo  Ranges;   Jiuncts  Stewart's Wood Stqves; Valentine's Varnishes and Colors; Falr-  , "bank's Scales; Giant Powder Company's  -: Dynamites-  Also the Registered Brand of  SUNSET Axes,    Saws,     Shovels,  Spades,   Cutlery,   Razors. Hammers, Hatchets, etc.  MAIL   ORDERS  RECEIVE PROMPT ATTEOTnON.  Mai! Orders Receive Prompt Attention.  1  ignored we think It is; high time to cry  hands off; .if you do not we, will .see  how we.can make theiii.'-and my advice,  to this gentleman; Is that when he'sees  this letter that he will send for those  men nnd reinstate them as speedily us  possible and save trouble. At MoNair's  (Vancouver) mill there are five machines running, live white meiv sawing,  five Chinese packing, and 'four Japanese sawing blocks; at-MoNair's (Hastings)' iii ill. three machines " are .being  i tin. three white men- sawing., three  Chinese packing, and two Japanese,  sawing blocks, making a total 'of'eight  white? men and . fourteen Mongolians'  employed: .     W. ���-,,  . Vancouver, Sept. IS, 1900.  '���  -Y AN OUTRAGE.  Editor Independent,���I cannot refrain  from 'bringing to tlhe notice of the public  of^ this cHy the nctlon_jof _one of its  teifd Iivg~W'^'r^^  of Hie City-; Grocery. Westminster avenue corner Princess fitreet.  One of- the partners in this  concern cannot be too -severely  condemned, in tlie nctlon he has  taken .with gome of his Workmen. It-  appears that he Is owner, or part, owner, in one or more shingle mills In this  vicinity. On Labor Day last he saw  some nf his men In the big Industrial  procession. Tlie very next (lay the men  were spoken to, more or less by one of  tlhe partners or interested persons, and  told that they did not . approveY of  trade unions, and advised tlie men to  get out of It, The men took nn-notice  of,this, but on Monday. 10th Inst., they  wen.' given a week to decide whether,  they would.i|Uit tihe union or quit their  |ob. On^.Sn.turilny - last, because they  hud not quit the union they \yere told  that their services were no longer 'required, and the men had to quit. I  suppose this..purveyor, of Shingles nnd  provisions expects to hear no further  of this .matter. If the men had made  any demands .since organizing on this  individual'we might have, expected  something llketlhls. But the facts are  that the men have not made'nnd demands.' That tlhey should be discharged simply' because they belong to a,  union is unjust and unfair- The unions  have It In their power to Injure this,  man and :hls 'business, to .such an extent as he may be sorry for. This lever  we 'do not wish to pull on any merchant in this city, .hut when our.rights  as working: men are? trampled on. and  ' SUPPORT  THiE  INDEPENDENT...  ?��� Editor Independent: 'What are the  'different', unions doing to. push our  paper. The Independent.; Why not appoint air agent In each 'union whose  duty, it shall be to? get each - of his  craftsmen as subscribers and gather  'terns-of news belonging to his ti'iulc or  calling, and,hand tlliem ito,you for pub-:  lien tion? Some forget that; we have a  labor paper, and any labor news ..we  nil would be glad to hear; instead of  that, i"am?sorry to say. some union  nien fly. to- t'he dally..papers.'.'vvho'.give  you a black eye in time, of trouble.  Please let this cease at once, get down  to business, and think of our own pa-,  per, The Independent, a little more.  We all want men tc. give a little more  thought for others and the cause he  belongs to. If they do. this we shall  soon have a revolution; , "IRead' and  think."   Is our motto.Y  a sires a hirer from the start.  Vancouver, Sept. 21, 1000.  4  OROCERY  2.5 Hastings St.  to clear'Stock of FRL6T  JARS for   the  Season.  Pints,    -   Goc per   doz.  Quarts,  -    75c   "  Half-mils., 90c   "      ,"  AI Quaiiti).  Tel. 728.  LOW'WAGES..  Sir.���Were the matter not so serious, it  would be amusing lo read the doleful  state of affairs, which the Manager ot  the Hastings Mill predicts will take place  If the City enforces tile regulations requiring, the employment ot 7"i per cent, of  white labor in order to participate in the  reduction In the water rales. Mr. Alexander, .when he spoke so glowingly of the  big wage sheet, omitted to mention the,  fact. Hint the ordinary workman receives  the niagiiKleent.wage of $1.51 per day. lt  the Aldermen have any real sympathy for  ihe working man. they,will not make any  reduction In their rates unljss n minimum  wage Is paid, sny,-of. $1.7*. Per day. Tlle  ,wnge paid to''the. ordinary .workman b.v  this firm Is lower tlnin nny other place  on the Paclllc Coast. On the other hand  In no place In'-'the .'Dominion or the Old  Country, are such enormous salaries pnlil  tothe high olllclals. The stand which Alderman Baxter bus taken in this matter is  one Hint the working men ot Vancouver  ���will not forget. Unfortunately some ot the  other Aldermen who nre so sollcltlous ot  the welfare of tlle'working man (at election times), a'ro more easily Impressed  'by the smooth talk of these, officials when  tliey come before them. '.',,'  There are many men In this City who  have a heart to feel and sympathise for  the poor, and it Is In the hope of some  n-liler;pen than mine taking up this matter- that I' write these few: lines.;"  ':������ In���������;conclusion P'woiild appeal to?the  Aldermen * to carefully- consider'Y', before  grunting favors'to -wealthy 'corporation's;  the position-of the sonsof toil maintaining  a home. In this expensive'country on $1.54  a day.?;?. ;.?:.,,-_' Y.'YY??;-: JUSTICE.;,  Vniic6uver,-Sept.vl8th,jl!)00.',r.  Y:;;    ?���:���. j  See Our Union-made  Hats. Newest Styles.  Ia\'"q Assortment.  31 ConnovA  ���Stiiket:���  n    r��_r��r��rr��"re/*i*i|  YOUR WIFE LIKES IT.���Your wife-  Is proud to walk with you, wihen others turn to admire, as they do inii'u.i'1-  nbly, when ^-ou wear clothes made by  us. There Ismail air distinctive and always discernible' plainly aibout our  up-to-date suits that-pleases its owner*  no less than his wife and friends.  DAN. STEWART  i3P Cordova Street.  ']  I;*f:;'\_:8i��'v'

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